Effectiveness of Human Rights Treaties

The College of Law’s Disability Law and Policy Program (DLPP)—through a Syracuse University Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant—is hosting a lecture series throughout 2020 on the Effectiveness of Human Rights Treaties.

Speakers include:

Catalina Devandas Aguilar
UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Jan. 24, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location TBA

Professor Erika George
Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law, University of Utah College of Law
Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
College of Law Collaboratory
Co-sponsored by the College of Law Office of the Dean

Professor Beth Simmons
University Professor of Law, Political Science and Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania
March 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
College of Law Collaboratory
Co-sponsored by the College of Law Office of the Dean

Professor Kathryn Sikkink
Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights, Harvard Kennedy School
Fall 2020

Additional speakers and events will be announced in the months ahead. 

“This slate of speakers, representing the nation’s leading human rights scholars, is part of a two-year-long interdisciplinary CUSE Grant Project on the role of human rights treaties in effecting societal change. Not only is this CUSE Grant Project bringing to the College of Law leading experts in the field of human rights, it is also bringing together faculty from throughout the University, including my colleagues professors Cora-True Frost and Corri Zoli from the College of Law, professors Klotz and Abdelaaty from the Maxwell School, Professor Gill from the School of Education, and Professor Bellows from Falk College”—Professor Arlene Kanter.

The CUSE Grant program was designed to be highly interdisciplinary, to spur growth in the research enterprise and to further support the University’s standing as a pre-eminent and inclusive student-focused research university. The CUSE Grant application and merit review processes were designed to emulate the most common practices found in leading external sponsors, with an expectation that CUSE-funded faculty members will seek extramural support for their developed projects and collaboration. The program’s ultimate goal is to increase both extramural funding and high-quality scholarly output, which in turn will increase national and international recognition of awardees, their programs, and the University.