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Syllabus and Schedule

The documents posted below are solely provided as background readings for the Duke University Center for International Studies’ Summer Institute 2010: Human Rights, held July 12-16, 2010. Reproduction is permitted for research purposes only.

Schedule and Syllabus

pdf.gifHuman Rights and Wrongs 2010: Syllabus and Schedule
Revised July 9, 2010 PDF (134.5 KiB)


pdf.gifSummer Institute 2010 Presenter Biographies
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  • Ishay, Micheline. The History of Human Rights (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004).
  • Glendon, Mary Ann. A World Made New : Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (New York: Random House, c2001).
  • Turow, Scott. Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty (New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2003).
  • Murray, Pauli. Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family (New York: Harper & Row, 1987, c1984).

Reading Materials

Session 1 — Robin Kirk

Session 2 — Jo Becker

Session 3 — Catherine Admay

Session 4 — Ebrahim Moosa

Session 5 — Tarrah Callahan & Jeremy Collins

  • The Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty by Scott Turow (New York: Picador, 2004).
  • Joe Neff, “Time of Death: The Case against Alan Gell” (News and Observer, originally published October 22-27, 2005).
  • Editorial: A Pause from Death,” The New York Times, December 20, 2007.
  • Jeff Jacoby, “Execution Saves Innocents,” The Boston Globe, September 28, 2007.

Session 6 — Kathy Sikes

Session 7 — Christina Cowger

Session 8 — Melinda Wiggins

Session 9 — Patrick Stawski

Session 10 — Jason Cross

Session 11 — Mark Gibney & Safia Swimelar

Session 12

  • Crude, (2009) dir. Joe Berlinger. 100mins.

Session 13 — Claudia Koonz

Session 14 — Robin Kirk

Session 15 — Barbara Lau

Session 16 — Civil Rights Legacy tour

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