Zeitoun and human rights

Duke is hosting writer/activist Dave Eggers today and tomorrow, meaning I have his latest book to read in the few hours before Eggers speaks to a full house at Page Auditorium. I’ve been a fan of Eggers since he started McSweeny’s, the San Francisco-based...

Prof. Louis Henkin

Yesterday, Professor Louis Henkin passed away after a long illness. He was 92. Henkin had many accomplishments, including as a scholar of international law. A colleague of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Henkin was a “cherished friend” 
as well as a...

Health and Human Rights

This morning, the Summer Institute began with a presentation by Jason Cross on health and human rights. Soon to be a PhD in cultural anthropology, Jason is also a lawyer (Duke Law) and a veteran activist with experience in Europe and Latin America. He described health...

Outlawed

Christina Cowger from North Carolina Stop Torture Now gave a wonderful presentation to Duke University’s Summer Institute on Human Rights about the state’s role in extraordinary rendition and torture. She used this Witness video, which has footage of...

Ebrington Barracks

On Derry’s Waterside, opposite the famous walls of the old city, lies an unusual “star fort” that was for decades the home of British Army troops sent to Northern Ireland. The Ebrington Barracks lies on strategically useful land (King James the...