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Immigration, Human Rights Lectures Set for August 18

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department of Political Science and International Studies will co-host a pair of lectures on Immigration Detention and Human Rights Defenders, respectively, on August 18.

The department will host human rights lawyer Inmaculada Barcia as she presents on the topic “Human Rights Defenders and the UN System” at 5 p.m. in the Carroll Building Atrium.

Barcia will detail the contemporary challenges faced by women human rights defenders and the role of the United Nations System in providing legal avenues for redress and support.

Prior to Barcia’s presentation Michael Flynn, Ph.D., will present “Immigration Detention Systems: A Global View” in the Carroll Building Atrium at 12:30 p.m.

Flynn will speak about the rising use of immigration-related detention programs, why governments are using such practices, and the results of the detention programs.

Barcia has spent over 20 years working with academic institutions, non-government organizations (NGOs), and international organizations. She has served as the Head of International Service for Human Right’s Regional and National Human Rights Defenders Program and as a consultant for various NGOs and international organizations.

Flynn is the Founder and Executive Director of the Global Detention Project, a nonprofit research center based in Geneva, Switzerland.



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