Week One: Conceptual and Definitional Issues

Monday, July 3, 2017

Starting on July 3rd until July 21st (with the exception of July 4th): All classes will be held in Room K354 in the CGIS Knafel building at 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Monday, July 3, 2017 – Course overview

9:00 am – 9:30 am Announcements

Mercy Deborah, Senior Research Associate, Jindal Global Law School and Sushant Chandra, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Clinical Program, Jindal Global Law School

9:30 am– 9:45 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 

9:45 am– 10:45 am Introduction and Course Overview

Melanie Adrian, Associate Professor of Human Rights Law at Carleton University and Academic Coordinator of Week One and Stephen P. Marks

10:45 am– 11:00 am Refreshment Break

11:15 am– 12:00 pm Discussion of expectations

12:00 pm– 1:00 pm Lunch

2:15 pm Visit to Harvard Library

5:30 pm                       Return to Lesley University

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

National holiday in the United States. Students will have the opportunity to tour the campus and attend the fireworks display on the Charles River. See here for more information.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

9:30 am– 11:30 am Understanding Human Rights across Disciplines

Melanie Adrian

11:30 am – 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm– 4:00 pm Basic Concepts of Human Rights and Sustainable Development

Stephen P. Marks and Leonardo Castilho

4:00 pm– 4:15 pm Refreshment Break

4:15 pm– 5:15 pm Group discussion to topics covered during the day

Melanie Adrian, moderator

Thursday, July 6, 2017

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– 11:30 am Refreshment Break

11:30 am -12:30 pm Simulation of India and reports of special procedures

Introduction by Leonardo Castilho

Melanie Adrian and Stephen Marks, moderators

12:30 pm-1:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 pm-2:30 pm  Simulation based on May 2017 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of India

Introduction by Leonardo Castilho

Melanie Adrian, Leonardo Castilho, and Stephen Marks, moderators

2:30 pm– 3:00 pm Information on Harvard’s South Asia Institute (TBC)

Meena Sonea Hewett, Executive Director | Harvard University South Asia Institute

3:10 pm – 4:00 pm Library Tour and discussion of Research – what is expected

Mercy Deborah and Sushant Chandra

Friday, July 7, 2017

9:00 am– 10:30 am What is Development? A Participatory Exercise

Spencer Henson, Professor in Food, Health and Development, University of Guelph, Canada; Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, UK.

10.30 am– 11.00 am Refreshment Break

11.00 am– 12.30 pm What is Development? Alternative Perspectives

Spencer Henson

12:30 pm– 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm– 3:00 pm Gender in Development

Jeni Klugman, Managing Director, Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace and Security and Fellow, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School.

3:00 pm– 3:15 pmRefreshment Break

3:15 pm–4:30 pm Ethics in Public Health and Development

Professor Richard Cash, MD, MPH, Senior Lecturer on Global Health

Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH

Week Two: Social and Economic Issues

Monday, July 10, 2017

9:00 am – 11:00 am Food and Nutrition Security: The Need for Local and Global Action

Spencer Henson 

11:00 am– 11:30 am Refreshment Break

11:30 am –1:00 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 Department, World Bank)

1:00 pm– 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm– 3:00 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

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

9:00 am – 11:00 am The Human Right to Water and Sanitation and the Sustainable Development Goals

Sharmila Murthy, Assistant Professor of Law, Suffolk University 

11:00 am – 11:30 am Refreshment Break

11:30 am –12:30 pm TEDx film: What the world can learn from the Kumbh Mela

Professor Tarun Khanna, Director, South Asia Institute, Harvard 

Discussion moderated by Sharmila Murthy

12:30 pm– 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm– 4:00 pm Tour of the Harvard Campus

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Is there a Human Right to Development?

Stephen P. Marks

11:00 am – 11:30 am Refreshment Break

11:30 am –12:30 pm Measuring the World’s Poor and Designing Policies for Poverty Reduction  

Stéphane Verguet, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population HSPH

12:30 pm– 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm– 4:00 pm Making Human Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty 

Cristina Diez Sagüillo, Director of International Relations Training

International Movement ATD Fourth World

Thursday, July 13, 2017

9:00 am – 11:00 am Responses to Forced Migration: Applying a Livelihoods Perspective

Professor Karen Jacobsen, Henry J. Leir Professor of Global Migration

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

11:00 am– 11:30 am Refreshment Break

11:30 am –12:30 pm Human Trafficking: From the Past to the Present on the Indian Ocean. Geospatial and Other Quantitative methods

Lucia Lovison-Golob, PhD, Geospatial Director, Afriterra Foundation

12:30 pm– 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Presentation by Karina L. Weinstein, Program Director FXB USA on FXB village model for development and human rights (by Skype)

2:00 pm– 4:00 pm Visit from Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights 

Friday, July 14, 2017

9:00 am– 11:00 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

11:00 am– 11:30 am Refreshment Break

11:30 am –12:30 pm The Emergence and Expansion of the Right to Health in International Law

Stephen P. Marks

12:30 pm– 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm– 4:00 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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Day trip to New York City. Departure from Lesley University (time TBA) in the early morning, and return late at night or next day. Students will receive money to spend on three meals during the day in Manhattan.

Week Three: Global Political Economy

Monday, July 17, 2017

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

2:00 pm– 4:00 pm Business and Human Rights

Malcolm Rogge

4:15 – 5:30 pm Corporate Social Responsibility as a Human Rights Issue in India

Summer school teaching staff

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

9:00 am– 11:00 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

11:00 am– 11:30 am Refreshment break

11:30 am –12:30 pm The Right to Education and Issues of Primary Education in India

Group Discussion

1:00 pm– 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm– 4:00 pm Human Rights in the Digital Age

Natalie Gyenes, Research Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

9:00 am – 11:00 am Migration and Restrictions on Population Movements: Experiences in South Asia

Satchit Balsari, MD, MPH, Director, Global Emergency Medicine Program at Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. 

11:00 am– 11:30 am Refreshment Break

11:30 am –1:30 pm Human Rights from Below: The Importance of Social Mobilization

Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Human Rights from Below: Small Group Discussion

1:30 pm– 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm– 4:00  pm Strategizing for Human Rights in Developing Countries: Moving from Ideals to Practice

Douglas A. Johnson, Faculty Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy; Lecturer, Public Policy Harvard Kennedy School

Thursday, July 20, 2017

9:00 am – 10:00 am Study and reading time

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Final Student Presentations

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Final Student Presentations

Evening      Writing Time

Friday, July 21, 2017

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

12:00 pm —1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm– 4:00 pm  Final Student Presentations

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

Special Guest:

C. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, JGU

Keynote speaker:

David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, Faculty Director of the Center on The Legal Profession, Harvard Law School

Saturday July 22, 2017

Departure from Logan International Airport after breakfast at Lesley University. No other meals are included for this day and students are responsible for their own transportation to the airport.