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
Human Rights and Wrongs 2010: Syllabus and Schedule
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Summer 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).
Session 1 — Robin Kirk
- Bartolomé de las Casas, “In Defense of the Indians,” from The Peru Reader, pp. 119-122.
- Adam Hochschild, Bury the Chains, Introduction, Chapters 8, 9, 13, 21
- Micheline R. Ishay, “Human Rights and the Enlightenment,” The History of Human Rights (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004), pp. 64-116.
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (1789)
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
Session 2 — Jo Becker
- “Defeating the Election of Human Rights Abusers for the UN Human Rights Council“
- “The Beijing Olympics and the Campaign for a Free Tibet“
- “The Campaign to End the Use of Child Soldiers“
Session 3 — Catherine Admay
- Human Rights ‘course pack’
- Mark Gevisser, “From the Ruins: The Constitution Hill Project,” Public Culture, (Durham: Duke, 2004), Vol. 16 No. 3 pp. 507—519.
- Constitutional Court of South Africa
- Virtual Tour
- Supreme Court of the United States
- Visitors’ site
- Contemplation of Justice close-up of one of James Earle Fraser’s two allegorical statues adorning the U.S. Supreme Court Building
Session 4 — Ebrahim Moosa
- “The Dilemma of Islamic Human Rights Schemes,” by Ebrahim Moosa, Journal of Law and Religion 200 15: 185.
- “Muslims on Human Rights,” in Muslims and Modernity: An Introduction to the Issues and Debates, by Clinton Bennett (New York: Continuum, 2005), pp. 63-84.
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
- Matthew Krain and Anne M. Nurse, “Teaching Human Rights Through Service Learning” Human Rights Quarterly. No. 26 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2004), pp. 189-207.
- Service-Learning Lesson Plans and Projects: Human Rights Resources for Educators
Session 7 — Christina Cowger
- Ghost Plane by Stephen Grey (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2006), pp. 105-189.
- “Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of Torture by US Personnel and Its Impact” (Cambridge, MA: Physicians for Human Rights, June 2008)
- “Editorial: No Price to Pay for Torture“ New York Times, June 15, 2010
- “Interview with David Cole, the author of Less Safe, Less Free” September 20, 2007. 8mins 27sec.
Session 8 — Melinda Wiggins
- Denise VanDeCruze and Melinda Wiggins “Poverty and Injustice in the Food System: A Report for Oxfam America” Student Action with Farmworkers, June 2008.
- SAF documentaries
Session 9 — Patrick Stawski
- Marcus C. Robyns, “The Archivist as Educator: Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into Historical Research Methods Instruction” The American Archivist, vol. 64 (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2001), pp. 363-384. Please focus on page 375-384.
- Using primary sources in teaching
- “Introduction,” Proud Shoes by Pauli Murray (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1999)
Session 10 — Jason Cross
- “Human Rights and Public Health“, from Health and Human Rights: A Reader, edited by Jonathan M. Mann, Sofia Gruskin, Michael A. Grodin, and George J. Annas. (New York: Routledge, 1999)
- Samantha Power, “The AIDS Rebel,” The New Yorker, May 19, 2003.
- Thomas Pogge, “Human Rights and Global Health: A Research Program,” Metaphilosophy 36, 2005.
- Tim Hubbard and James Love, “A New Trade Framework for Global Healthcare R&D,” PLoS Biology 2, February 2004.
Session 11 — Mark Gibney & Safia Swimelar
- Manohla Dargis, “Africa, at the Cineplex,” New York Times, February 4, 2007
- Tim Robbins, “Between Ethics and Politics“ (2002) in Gary Crowdus and Dan Georgakas (eds), The Cineaste Interviews II: Filmmakers on the Art and Politics of the Cinema (2002: Lake View Press).
- Safia Swimelar, “Visual culture and pedagogy: teaching human rights with film and images” Global-E, November 11, 2009.
- Crude, (2009) dir. Joe Berlinger. 100mins.
Session 13 — Claudia Koonz
- Rudolph Hoess, Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz. ed, Steven Paskuly, Forward by Primo Levi, (New York: Da Capo, 1996), pp. 3-9, 139-164.
- Jean Hatzfeld, Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak, translated by Linda Coverdale, Preface by Susan Sontag, (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005), pp. 60-118.
- “Words Hurt too Much“ (Fela Lichtheim) in I did not interview the dead by David P. Boder (University of Illinois Press, 1949), pp. 126-160.
- Fela Lichtheim interview. (Fontenay-aux-Roses, France: Illinois Institute of Technology) August 1, 1946. 1hr, 19mins.
Session 14 — Robin Kirk
- Mary Anne Glendon, A World Made New : Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (New York : Random House, c2001).
- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” April 16, 1963.
- “Introduction” and “American Gandhi and Direct Action,” in From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the struggle for Economic Justice (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, ), pp. 1-24, 98-122.
- Bayard Rustin, “From Protest to Politics: The Future of the Civil Rights Movement,” Commentary, February, 1965. Reprinted from Down the Line, the collected writings of Bayard Rustin (New York:Quadrangle Books, 1971).
Session 15 — Barbara Lau
- Proud Shoes by Pauli Murray (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1999)
- Pauli Murray, “Speech at the Stanford L. Warren Library” Durham, N.C., November 18, 1957.
- “Face Up Project” July 22, 2009. 9min, 15sec.