Monday, 10/17/22 7pm–9pm ET: Action for Human Rights
Taking Action for Human Rights
During this workshop, participants will explore various tactics for human rights action. Paying particular attention to youth action for human rights, we will explore how to design a plan of action, the right to protest, and student walk-outs as human rights action. This interactive workshop will be facilitated by Ben Fleming and Kristina Eberbach.
Ben Fleming is Adjunct Professor of International Human Rights Law and Adjunct Professor of the International Human Rights of Women Seminar at South Texas College of Law Houston. He was Associate Adjunct Professor of International Human Rights Law at the Graduate School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. He is also the co-founder and co-lead of the University Human Rights Education in Myanmar Project for the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at Columbia University. He was a visiting lecturer in International Human Rights and Public International Law at Mandalay University School of Law in January and February 2014. Mr. Fleming was a Legal Officer in the Office of the Co-Investigating Judges at the United Nations Khmer Rouge Tribunal (UNAKRT/ECCC) in Phnom Penh (2006-2009), and has worked in the anti-corruption and litigation offices of Open Society Justice Initiative.
Kristina Eberbach specializes in human rights and human rights education. She is currently Strategy and Curriculum Specialist for the Human Rights Close to Home (Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She served as Deputy Director at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University from 2019-2021 and as Director of Education from 2010-2019. She has developed and facilitated human rights programs, courses and workshops for university students, members of civil society and government officials in Colombia, Iraq, Myanmar, and the U.S. and has undertaken research, reporting, and advocacy work in Kenya (International Crisis Group), Myanmar, The Netherlands (ICTY/ICTR), South Africa, Uganda (Charity for Peace Foundation), and the U.S. She is co-chair of Human Rights Educators USA and is a co-founder and co-chair of the University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education. Her research focuses on human rights education and human rights in transitional contexts and she is completing her PhD at the University of Utrecht. Kristina holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.