Human Rights in Hard Places Speaker Series: Human Rights at the Frontlines - Negotiating the Protection of Civilians


Thursday, April 4, 2019, 11:45am to 1:00pm


Wexner Room 102, 79 JFK Street Cambridge, MA, 02138

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is excited to announce its 2019 Speaker Series: Human Rights in Hard Places, facilitated by Carr Center Executive Director, Sushma Raman.

The Human Rights in Hard Places Speaker Series was formed to underscore that despite the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, vast human rights abuses are still occurring 7 decades later. 

We hope for this to serve as a platform for individuals to hear from the world's leading practitioners and academics in the human rights field, and to listen, question and engage.  

Claude Bruderlein, Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School, and Director of the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation, will give a talk titled, "Human Rights at the Frontlines: Negotiating the Protection of Civilians."

This presentation will review the latest empirical research on frontline negotiation practices by humanitarian professionals seeking compliance with human rights norms in conflict situations. Drawing from the negotiation experience of field practitioners in South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Syria, and other conflict environments, Claude Bruderlein will discuss the most relevant strategies to enhance the protection of civilians affected by armed conflicts.