Schedule

All classes will be held in Room K354, CGIS North Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138, each morning and in Room S050, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, for lunch and the afternoon sessions.

Week One: Conceptual and Definitional Issues

Sunday, June 30, 2019 – Arrival in Boston and settling in

Monday, July 1, 2019 – Course Overview and Inaugural Lecture

9:00 am – 9:15 am      Welcome and Opening Remarks
Stephen P. Marks, Director, Program on Human Rights in Development, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Summer School Co-director    

9:15 am – 9:30 am      Announcements and discussion of expectations
Sushant Chandra, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Clinical Program, Jindal Global Law School
S. Mercy Deborah, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School

9:30 am – 10:30 am    Introduction and Course Overview
Melanie Adrian, Associate Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and Academic Coordinator of Week One

10:30 am – 11:30 am    Human Rights: A Brief Introduction
Stephen P. Marks, Melanie Adrian

11:30 am – 12:00 pm    Harvard International Office (HIO) Check in
Harvard University’s Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Inaugural Lecture: Gender in Development
Jeni Klugman, Managing Director, Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace and Security and Fellow, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – Understanding Development

9:00 am – 10:30 am    What is Development? A Participatory Exercise (1)
Spencer Henson, Professor in Food, Health and Development, Department of Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada.

10.30 am – 11.00 am  Refreshment Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm  What is Development? A Participatory Exercise (2)
Spencer Henson

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Human Rights Indicators in Development: Definitions, Relevance and Application
Siobhán McInerney-Lankford, Counsel, Environment & International Law, Human Rights Legal Vice-Presidency, and International Law Legal, World Bank

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – Understanding Human Rights

9:00 am – 10:00 am    What are Human Rights?
Melanie Adrian

10:00 am – 12:00 pm  Understanding Human Rights Across Disciplines
Melanie Adrian

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Food and Nutrition Security: A Case Study
Spencer Henson

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm       Refreshment Break

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm       Group Discussion on Human Rights and Development
Moderated by Melanie Adrian and Spencer Henson

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm       Background and Directions for Simulation Exercise on Universal Periodic Review
Melanie Adrian and Sushant Chandra

Thursday, July 4, 201 – National Holiday

This is a national holiday in the United States. Students will have the opportunity to attend the fireworks display on the Charles River.

Friday, July 5, 2019 – Poverty and Human Rights

9:00 am – 12:00 pm    Simulation based on May 2017 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of India
Moderated by Melanie Adrian and Spencer Henson

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Assessing Equity and Poverty Reduction Benefits of Policies  Stéphane Verguet, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Week Two: Social and Economic Issues

Monday, July 8, 2019 – “Rescuing Human Rights”

9:00 am – 11:00 am    The Role of Human Rights in International Law and Practice
Hurst Hannum, Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Discussion of “Rescuing Human Rights”
Moderated by Sushma Raman, Executive Director, Carr Center of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm       Technology, Tyranny, Transnational Advocacy
Sushma Raman

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm       Tour of the Harvard Campus

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – Health, Water and Sanitation

10:00 am – 12:00 pm  The Emergence and Expansion of the Right to Health in International Law
Stephen P. Marks

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       The Human Right to Water and Sanitation and the Sustainable Development Goals
Sharmila Murthy, Associate Professor of Law, Suffolk University

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm       Refreshment Break

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm       Environmental Pollutants, Food and Climate
Lindsay Jaacks, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – Indigenous People

10:00 am – 12:00 pm  Approaching Indigenous Rights in Latin American: Law and Anthropology in applying International Norms, Social Movements, and Citizenship Claims
Theodore Macdonald, Lecturer in Social Studies, Harvard University

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Visit to Law School
Bryon Fong, Lecturer on Law, Research Director, Center on The Legal Profession

Thursday, July 11, 2019 – Migration

10:00 am – 12:00 am Responses to Forced Migration: Applying a Livelihoods Perspective
Karen Jacobsen, Henry J. Leir Professor of Global Migration, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm     Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm       Migration, Displacement, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Daniel Naujoks, Interim director of the International Organization & UN Studies Specialization School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Friday, July 12, 2019 – Vulnerable Populations: Disability and Children

9:00 am – 10:30 am    Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Context of Development
Michael Stein, Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability, Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School and Janet Lord, Senior Fellow, Harvard Law School Project on Disability
Janet E. Lord, Senior Fellow, Harvard Law School Project on Disability 

10:30 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break

10:45 Am – 12:00 pm  The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Application of its Principles in Law and Development
Elizabeth D. Gibbons, Director, Child Protection Certificate Program,
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights

Week Three: Global Political Economy

Monday, July 15, 2019 – Business and Finance

10:00 am– 12:00 pm   Trade, Investment, Human Rights and Development
 Joel Trachtman, Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

12:00 pm– 1:00 pm      Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Business and Human Rights
Malcolm Rogge, Fellow, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm       Refreshment Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm       Final Presentation Preparation

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – Education and Extreme Poverty

10:00 am – 12:00 am Education in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights
Fernando M. Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in                    International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
Dave Meyer, Special Projects & Outreach Manager, ATD Fourth World USA
Maryann Broxton, Research Director, ATD Fourth World USA

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm       Refreshment Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm       Final Presentation Preparation

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – The Way Ahead

9:00 am – 10:30 am    Applying International Human Rights in Domestic Law
Melissa Waters, Professor of Law, Washington University College of Law, Saint Louis, Missouri.

10:30 am – 11:00 am Refreshment Break

11:00 am –12:00 pm   Public Health Perspectives on Human Rights in Development
Special guest, Ravikumar Chockalingam, M.D., MPH

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM    The Role of the Legal Profession in Advancing Human Rights and Development
Jayanth Krishnan, Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law and Director, Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

3:00-3:30 PM University Rankings & Ratings – Measuring World Class Education for the Indian Student
Mr Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019   Student Presentations

9:00 am – 11:00 am                Study and reading time

11:00 am – 12:00 pm              Final Student Presentations

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                 Lunch

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                   Final Student Presentations

Friday, July 19, 2019    Student Presentation and Concluding Banquet

10:00 am – 12:00 pm              Final Student Presentations

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                 Lunch

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                   Final Student Presentations

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm                 Concluding banquet and awarding of certificates (Harvard Faculty Club)

            Special Guest: Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, JGU

            Keynote speaker: Mark C. Elliott, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History

Saturday July 20, 2019 – Departure

Departure from Logan Airport after Breakfast