This event will launch the Latin America findings of Freedom House’s latest report, highlighting positive and negative changes, and why different countries are diverging. Freedom House and FIU experts will examine trends in political freedoms in Latin America in the global context, discussing the causes and potential consequences of the shifts being seen, and what needs to be done to protect positive shifts and prevent further decline elsewhere. Free and open to the public.
The panel will explore the current state of the Rohingya people and provide an overview of the crisis, the role of religious conflict, the dynamics of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar (including the impact of the recent military coup), the politics of resettlement of refugees in Bangladesh and the region, and the role of international law and nongovernmental charity organizations.
On November 4th, 2020, forces loyal to the former governing party of Tigray in Ethiopia attacked federal military bases, sparking a counter-offensive by the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments. The counter-offensive has been accused of grave human rights violations and has displaced over 60,000 refugees to neighboring Sudan. Join us as we delve into the ongoing social and political conflicts in Ethiopia and the neighboring region.
Dr. Sophie Lemiere and Dr. Jessy Abouarab will discuss the social construction, regulation and governance of sex, gender and sexuality in the case of Malaysia. This one-on-one conversation between two experts will shed light over issues surrounding international LGBTQ+ rights, Malaysian politics and the complex dynamics within the Malaysian dual legal system, where civil and Islamic courts co-exist.
Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and CasaCuba for a timely conversation about the recent protests in Cuba and their implications for the island, U.S.-Cuba relations, the Cuban Diaspora, and the broader region.
The recent arrest and detention of 21 Ghanaian LGBTQ+ rights activists highlight the country’s laws criminalizing same-sex conduct and the rampant homophobia common throughout Ghanaian society. Gay and gender nonconforming individuals face the constant threat of discrimination, abuse and violence. Join us as we explore the history of LGBTQ+ activism in Ghana and the events that led to the current hostile situation towards grassroot activists.
In the early 2000s, Australia created a system of forcefully relocating asylum seekers to remote detention centers in Papua New Guinea and the island of Nauru. Asylum seekers are detained there until their cases are processed, which can take years. The goal? To deter asylum seekers from trying to immigrate to Australia. Join us for a discussion among experts who will address the causes, consequences, and future of the asylum system in Australia.
Join the Green School for "Totalitarianism, its Past and its Presence," a two-part seminar hosted by Martin Palouš and organized as a follow-up to the opening of exhibition “Fortress 1980” at the Terezin Memorial. This live event will take place at the Václav Havel Library in Prague, and will be streamed on the Green School's Facebook page.
In just 100 days in 1994, over 800,000 people were slaughtered in the shockingly rapid genocide in Rwanda, while the rest of the world stood by. The story of one man’s bravery during those days of horror became widely known in the following decade: as the manager of the Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali, Rusesabagina used his influence to shelter over 1,200 refugees in the hotel. Recently, he was convicted on charges of terrorism and sentenced to 25 years in prison by the Rwandan government.
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida Grand Opera, and Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ for a special program that explores the piercing themes of Gregory Spears’ highly praised opera, Fellow Travelers. A spoken word program set against Spears’ powerful music, “Destination Retrograde” explores the opera’s tragic story of a love affair between two young men at the height of the Red and Lavender Scares in the 1950s.
In this new installmente of the Havel Program's "LGBTQ+ Rights as Human Rights" initiative, Dr. Jessy Abouarab leads a conversation with Dr. Markus Thiel about his new book, which examines how Europe attempts to jointly formulate and implement guidelines for the external promotion of LGBTI rights.