A Conversation with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet

March 31, 2021

Michelle Bachelet Poster

Michelle Bachelet Poster

Ms. Bachelet began her career in medicine, moved on to become Chile’s first female President, and is now working in her capacity as High Commissioner to advocate for the rights of women, girls, same-sex couples, labor organizations, and to combat gender-based violence.

Hosted by UCLA Law Promise Institute for Human Rights, and Co-Sponsored by AUWCL Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, Columbia Law Human Rights Institute, Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute, University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, Yale Law Schell Center, Stanford Center for Human Rights and International Justice, UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center, Rutger Law Center for Security, Race and Rights.

Human Rights Challenges Facing the Biden Administration

March 3, 2021

A military coup in Myanmar. Genocide against the Uyghurs in China. Humanitarian emergencies in Yemen and impending disaster in Ethiopia. A refugee crisis at our southern border. And a reckoning with systemic racism here at home. These are just a few of the myriad human rights challenges facing the new administration. President Biden has pledged to put human rights at the center of U.S. foreign policy and has recognized the connection between upholding human rights at home and advancing them abroad. What does this mean for U.S. human rights policy today?

Join Elisa Massimino, Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Chair in Human Rights, and Lisa Peterson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the U.S. Department of State, in a conversation about what’s next for human rights in the Biden Administration.

Human Rights Advocacy After the Election: Now What? 

Elisa Massimino, Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Chair in Human Rights, was joined by Eric K. Ward, Western States Center Executive Director, for a conversation about what’s next for human rights advocacy.

In a wide-ranging conversation, Professor Massimino and Ward discussed what our current political environment means for the struggle for social justice and human rights, and how social justice advocates could build sustainable strategies for change that build on shared values in an America that remains deeply divided.