Louis Henkin Lecture Series on Human Rights


Miami Law’s lecture series on human rights is named in honor of the late Louis Henkin, a prominent law professor at Columbia University who was one of the founders of the academic study of human rights and who helped educate a whole generation of human rights lawyers, scholars, and activists, including some Miami Law professsors. Miami Law created a lecture series in his memory, which has included the following lectures by illustrious speakers:

2021

Human Rights and Democracy in a New EraJuan E. Mendez, Professor of Human Rights Law in Residence, Washington College of Law. Click here to watch the February 11, 2021 lecture.

 

2019

Race, Gender, and Nation in an Age of Shifting BordersCatherine Powell, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law. Click here to watch the October 15, 2019 lecture.
 

2018

What Future for Human Rights: James W. Nickel, Professor of Philosophy & Law, University of Miami School of Law. Click here to watch the April 17, 2018 lecture.
 

2017

The Human Right to Property: José Enrique Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law at New York University School of Law. Click here to watch the March 2, 2017 lecture.
 

2014

Examining Human Rights and Global Business – A New Frontier: Michael Posner, Professor, New York University Stern School of Business. Click here to watch the September 15, 2014 lecture.
 

2013

Destroying What We Seek to Protect: Interrogation, Values and U.S. Foreign Policy: Alberto Mora, J.D. ’81, Former General Counsel to the Navy. Click here to watch the September 30, 2013 lectureRead Article.
 

2012

Rights at War: The Interface between Human and Constitutional Rights and the Laws of Armed ConflictSarah H. Cleveland, Louis Henkin Professor of Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Columbia University Law School. Click here to watch the September 13, 2012 lecture.


2011

Law & Terrorism: Owen Fiss, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale University. Click here to watch the February 17, 2011 lecture.

2010

Obama's War on Terror: Change We Can Believe In?: David D. Cole, John Carroll Research Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center. Click here to watch the November 11, 2010 lecture.