Monthly Archives: November 2008

Hurst Hannum, Professor of International Law, Tufts University, explores Human Rights in China: Inside and Outside

Hurst Hannum is Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he teaches courses in international human rights and related topics.  In 2006-2008, he was Sir Y.L. Pao Professor of Public Law at the University of Hong Kong.

Professor Hannum has served as counsel in cases before European, Inter-American, and UN human rights bodies and has served as a consultant to the United Nations on issues ranging from minority rights to the situations in Afghanistan, East Timor, and Western Sahara.  He has served on the boards of a number of nongovernmental human rights organizations and currently is on the Advisory Council of the International Service for Human Rights (Geneva) and the International Council of Minority Rights Group International (London).

Among his many publications are International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy and Practice (Aspen, 4th ed. 2006);Guide to International Human Rights Practice (Transnational, 4th ed. 2004); Autonomy, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination: The Accommodation of Conflicting Rights (Univ. of Pennsylvania, rev. ed. 1996); “Peace versus Justice: Creating Rights as well as Order Out of Chaos,” 13International Peacekeeping 582 (2006); and “Human Rights in Conflict Resolution: The Role of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in UN Peacemaking and Peacebuilding,” 28 Human Rights Quarterly  (2006).  

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 
Sargent 235 
120 Tremont Street, Boston

This is event is sponsored by the Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies
and co-sponsored by the United Nations Senior Lecturer Program, Suffolk University Government Department.

A reception will immediately follow this event in the Faculty Dining Room, located on the 4th floor of Sargent Hall.

Dr. Ronald Suleski lectures on Confucius and Confucianism on November 18th

A Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies Event:

Dr. Ronald Suleski is a specialist on modern Chinese history and Assistant Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.  His research interests have focused on the period of Republican China during the 1920s and 1930s and he has published on topics covering China, Japan, and Korea.  

Among his publications are Civil Government in Warlord China: Tradition, Modernization and Manchuria (2002), and this year, a book chapter in English on Confucianism in contemporary China, and a booklet in Japanese on the Manchuria Youth Corps, composed of teenaged farm boys sent by the Japanese Government in the 1930s to colonize Manchuria.

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 
Sawyer 429 
8 Ashburton Place, Boston