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“An Era of Violence?” Comparing Trends in State Violence around the World

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

From Myanmar to the United States, the world has seen a rise in state and state-backed violence against citizens. These instances of violence don’t just cost the lives and livelihoods of those victimized; they also undermine international norms and normalize state violence in other nations.

Join HLS Advocates for Human Rights for a candid conversation among experts on state and state-backed violence around the world. Through pointed questions on instances of state violence and lessons we can learn from transnational trends, we’ll explore possible answers to the question: Why does state violence appear to be on the rise, and what can we do in response?

Panelists include:

Thinzar Shunlei Yi, Myanmar Youth Activist
Dr. Angana Chatterji, Co-chair of the Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative and Research Anthropologist at the Center for Race and Gender at University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Wendy Pearlman, Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University and award-winning author of four books on war and state violence in Palestine and Syria.
Thomas Becker, JD ’08 and Supervisor in Human Rights Practice at the University Network, who has spent the last decade working on human rights issues in Bolivia.

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October 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Student Orgs Events




HLS Advocates for Human Rights