The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy welcomes Sergio Aguayo (Professor, El Colegio de Mexico and Fellow, FXB) to deliver a talk titled, "Organized Crime, Migrants and Human Rights in Central and North America." Jacqueline Bhabha ( FXB Director of Research, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School) will serve as the moderator.
Sergio Aguayo is a Professor at the Center for International Studies, El Colegio de México and a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard-FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. Dr. Aguayo’s academic training and public experiences have led to an outstanding career as a public intellectual concerned with the roots of violence in Mexico and long-term solutions. He received his PhD and conducted Post-Doctoral studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and has published 28 books, 18 monographs, 94 academic articles or books’ chapters, and close to 1,500 journalistic publications. He was a founding member of the newspaper La Jornada and the magazine Este Pais. He has been a visiting professor at various universities in Mexico and abroad; among them, the Universities of Chicago, Berkeley, New School and Johns Hopkins. For the past 10 years, he has also taught courses about Mexico’s transition to democracy. Dr. Aguayo has been an invited lecturer for the National Defense College and the Centre of Higher Naval Studies, which are the top research institutes within the Mexican armed forces. While at Harvard he will teach on the public health and human rights’ dimension of drug and arm trafficking-related violence in Mexico and the United States.
Jacqueline Bhabha is FXB Director of Research, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She received a first class honors degree and an M.Sc. from Oxford University, and a J.D. from the College of Law in London.
From 1997 to 2001 Bhabha directed the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago. Prior to 1997, she was a practicing human rights lawyer in London and at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She has published extensively on issues of transnational child migration, refugee protection, children’s rights and citizenship. She is the editor of Children Without A State (2011), author of Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age (2014), and editor of Human Rights and Adolescence ( 2014).
Bhabha serves on the board of the Scholars at Risk Network, the World Peace Foundation and the Journal of Refugee Studies. She is also a founder of the Alba Collective, an international women’s NGO currently working with rural women and girls in developing countries to enhance financial security and youth rights.