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Upcoming Events
Addressing the Syrian Refugee Crisis
February 23, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30PM
Room 4-09, Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd St. New York, NY 10023 | Zach Hudson | zhudson1@law.fordham.edu



Past Events
The 20142015 Crowley Scholars Report Back: Refugee Rights in Thailand and Myanmar| February 9, 2016 12:30 PM

Speakers: 2014-2015 Crowley Scholars Crowley Scholars in Thailand

Unique among American law schools, the Crowley Program in International Human Rights allows students to participate in an overseas human rights investigation and prepares them for a career in international human rights. The program includes a rigorous academic seminar, two weeks of fieldwork abroad, and follow-up advocacy projects. The 2014–2015 Crowley Scholars will discuss their advocacy for refugee rights in Thailand and Myanmar, and provide an in-depth review of the Crowley Program.

Kosher pizza will be served.

LGBTI in the Middle East: A Comparative look into LGBTI Rights in Iran, Iraq and Syria| February 2, 2016 12:30 PM

Speaker: Kevin Schumacher, Regional Program Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, OutRight Action InternationalLGBTI rights in Iran

Currently in the Middle East, LGBTI individuals suffer from a multitude of human rights violations and are denied the freedom to be who they are. Kevin Schumacher, Regional Program Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, has worked with OutRight Action International, formally known as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, for the past ten years to monitor LGBTI rights in the area and to shed light on the various violations occurring in the region. Mr. Schumacher will do a comparative analysis on Iran, Iraq, and Syria in regards to LGBTI Rights, specifically looking at the situation of LGBT Iraqis and Syrians, especially under ISIS, the trans situation in Iran, and the lesbian situation in Iran.

Kevin Schumacher is the Regional Program Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa. From 2006 to 2009, Kevin was the Communications Coordinator when OutRight Action International was formerly known as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, monitoring LGBT rights violations in Iran and Iraq. He previously worked as the Fellowship of Reconciliation's Coordinator for Iran and Iraq. Kevin is bilingual in Persian and English, and has advanced comprehension of Standard Arabic. He has an M.A. in International Relations form the National University, Tehran, Iran and an M.A. in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Kosher pizza will be served.

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Book Event: To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa| January 29, 2016 05:30 PM

Book Event

To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa

A Conversation with Chi Adanna Mgbako, author of To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa and Clinical Professor of Law in the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, and Kholi Buthelezi, long-time South African sex worker activist and National Coordinator of Sisonke. Based on original fieldwork in seven African countries, To Live Freely in This World is the first book to fully document the sex workers’ rights movement in Africa. Join us for a conversation about the history, challenges, and successes of one of the most vibrant and fastest-growing segments of the global sex workers’ rights struggle. Moderated by Sienna Baskin, Co-director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center.

Book Event: To Live Freely in This World

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Sponsored by

Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center

Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School

Book Launch: To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa| January 26, 2016 04:30 PM

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice Presents:

To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in AfricaTo Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa

Book Launch

A Conversation with Chi Adanna Mgbako, Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic, and author of To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa, and Kholi Buthelezi, long-time South African sex worker activist and National Coordinator of Sisonke. Based on original fieldwork in seven African countries, To Live Freely in This World is the first book to fully document the sex workers’ rights movement in Africa. Join us for a conversation about the history, challenges, and successes of one of the most vibrant and fastest-growing segments of the global sex workers’ rights struggle. Moderated by Clare Huntington, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research.

Co-sponsored by Advocates for Sexual Health and Rights.

Leitner Summer Fellows Report Back: Human Rights Work Abroad and at Home| January 26, 2016 12:30 PM

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Speakers: Leitner Center Summer Fellows

How can you get a head start in the field of human rights? The Leitner Center Summer Fellows program provides students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in domestic and international human rights. Past fellows have worked in government offices, NGOs, and nonprofits in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America, Europe, and the United States. The 2015 Summer Fellows will discuss their internships, as well as opportunities for current students.

Kosher pizza will be served.

Machik Weekend 2015| November 20, 2015 05:00 PM

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice is pleased to co-host Machik Weekend 2015. The 9th Annual Machik Weekend will feature innovative approaches to global civic engagement, particularly in Tibet, by connecting its current challenges and possibilities to wider global issues.

This year's Machik Weekend will be held from November 20-22, 2015 at the Fordham Law School in NYC. The theme of this year’s weekend is Civic Engagement & Tibet and we are honored to host a diverse range of speakers and innovators who will discuss solutions-oriented approaches in Tibet and other places.

Our goal is to illuminate the value of resourceful and imaginative ideas and practices and their impact on communities at local and global levels. Through roundtables and informal discussions, participants share experiences and learn about key issues such as education and social entrepreneurship in the project of social engagement in Tibet.

More information about Machik Weekend 2015 can be found here.

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