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Human Rights Lecture Series Guest Speaker March 29

The Department of Political Science’s Annual Human Rights Lecture Series presents:

Cosette Creamer, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota

Thursday, March 29, 2018

1:30 pm

Henry F. Hall Building, room 1220

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West

The Effects and Effectiveness of Human Rights Campaigns

Human rights practitioners often assume that information about and awareness of human rights is one of the primary means to prevent and address their violation. Because rights awareness is so important for individual empowerment, civil society organizations and government agencies implement a wide variety of campaigns that disseminate human rights information. Despite this reliance on campaigns as the hammer in our human rights toolkit, we know little about the conditions for their success and failure. This talk assesses the interdisciplinary state of knowledge regarding the effects, both intended and unintended, of human rights awareness campaigns and the characteristics that make such awareness campaigns effective.

Cosette Creamer is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota and affiliated faculty at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her research interests rest at the intersection of international and comparative law, politics, and the empirical analysis of law. The substantive focus of her research spans trade and economic law, international arbitration and dispute resolution, international business transactions, human rights, criminal law and procedure, the laws of war, and comparative policing practices. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University (2016), J.D. from Harvard Law School (2010), M.A. from the University of Chicago in International Relations (2004), and B.A. from the University of Chicago in International Studies (2002).

Refreshments will be served.

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