Join CCHR as we convene a Notre Dame panel discussion addressing the possibilities and limitations of sanctuary as a model for protecting vulnerable populations.
Upcoming Events By Year
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Russell Lovell (Notre Dame BBA '66), Professor Emeritus of Drake Law School, will share his journey from growing up in conservative western Nebraska to becoming an Indianapolis legal aid attorney and NAACP civil rights lawyer.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Ambassador David Robinson, Assistant Secretary and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State, will deliver a talk on the future of American leadership as it relates to issues around the world.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
This exhibition takes the form of a "Humans of New York" display, featuring photos and narratives of victims, survivors, and combatants of human trafficking around the world.
Journalist Jelani Cobb will speak and answer questions on complex dynamics of race in America.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Martina Vandenberg, founder and president of the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center in Washington, D.C., will discuss efforts to advance justice for victims of human trafficking through strategic litigation
Thursday, February 16, 2017
This event aims to help us better understand asylum law in the United States and the very real human impact of Executive Order 13769.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Paul Lewis will discuss the bitter political environment he faced during his tenure, and the logistical, legal, and ideological challenges that face us as we contemplate an expanded Guantanamo Bay.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Student-sponsored panel discussion on recent developments around immigration.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Alan Mills, Executive Director of Uptown People’s Law Center, will discuss prisoners' rights.
Msgr. Héctor Fabio Henao will elaborate on the crucial role of the Catholic Church in rebuilding a post-conflict Colombia.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
A reading and discussion with Daniel karpowitz, author of College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
This conference will offer a platform for scholars, artists, and activists from various fields to investigate the intersections of race and gender from a broad range of historical and geographic viewpoints.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Civil rights activist Diane Nash will visit Notre Dame Law School on Tuesday, March 7, to deliver the Inaugural Dean’s Lecture on Race, Law, and Society.
How do we discern what to support or oppose, when to resist or assist—especially in polarized times when pervasive distrust can cloud vision?
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Director, Center for the Study of Inequality
Institute for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University
In 2015, Americans learned that public authorities in Ferguson, Missouri had imposed a “predatory system of government” on poor black citizens.Ferguson residents were targeted, arrested, and summonsed on civil-ordinance violations, assessed prohibitive fines and fees, and subjected to jail if they failed to pay. Monetary penalties served as the gateway for an elaborate and lucrative poverty trap for citizens, who became mired cycles of perpetual debt and payment and mounting entanglements with police and courts.…
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Center for Social Concerns Catholic Social Tradition Conference, The Soul of Development: 50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio will address the thematic social justice issues in this seminal modern Catholic social thought document.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The private prison industry is notorious for its perverse incentives. Provisions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act could serve as bulwark against exploitation in this context.
Friday, April 7, 2017
A panel of students who participated in the Center for Social Concerns Fall 2016 Human Trafficking Seminar will facilitate this session of the Higgins Labor Café.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Dr. Meghan J. Clark will offer insights from Catholic social teaching for seeking human and ecological solidarity.
Join The Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Hesburgh Libraries as we unveil Convocate, a new research platform developed at Notre Dame for exploring the connections between Catholic social teaching and International Human Rights Law.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Catholic Relief Services and CCHR co-convened a gathering of university researchers, field officers, civil society actors, and government partners to discuss how best to ameliorate the root causes of human trafficking.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Adjuct professor of law at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Thana de Campos presents a discussion of the key ethical values in contemporary medicine and health, notably in relation to neglected diseases like malaria, Ebola and Zika.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Dan Plesch, director of Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London, will present his analyses the work of the 1943-1948 UN War Crimes Commission, which indicted 36,000 Axis personnel.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Join us for a moderated panel discussion on the power dynamics that shape the concept of human dignity.