Public events are a key part of the Centre's activities, providing a critical and scholarly forum for discussion and debate. Through public lectures, seminars and conferences, the Centre enables scholars, practitioners, journalists and policy makers from the public, private, commercial and non-governmental sectors to examine critical issues in the field of human rights. Events are open to all with no ticket or reservation required, unless otherwise stated.

Human Rights Diplomacy: Inside the United Nations
|Thursday 2 October 2014, 6.30-8pm
What is human rights diplomacy? How does the link among codification, advocacy and implementation of human rights norms really play out? Join us for our first event of the new term and hear from Ibrahim Salama, director of the Human Rights Treaties Division in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Ali Kadri
Arab Development Denied: Dynamics of Accumulation by Wars of Encroachment| - book launch hosted by the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy Tuesday 28 October 2014, 6.30-8pm. In Arab Development Denied  Ali Kadri examines how the Arab world has undergone a process of developmental descent, or ‘de-development’ over the past three decades. In this event, Dr Kadri will be joined in discussion by Professor John Weeks.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Who is Dayani Cristal? Film screening and Q&A| - hosted by the Atrocity Suffering and Human Rights research group
Friday 14 November 2014, 6pm-8.15pm
Who Is Dayani Cristal? starring Gael Garcia Bernal tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as “the corridor of death” and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration. Join us for a screening and Q&A with the director, Marc Silver, and Dr Javier Trevino-Rangel.
Lynette Chua
Mobilizing Gay Singapore: Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State| In partnership with LSE Spectrum
Thursday 20 November 2014, 6.30-7.30pm 
For decades, Singapore's gay activists have sought equality and justice in a state where law is used to stifle basic civil and political liberties. In Mobilizing Gay Singapore, Lynette Chua asks, what does a social movement look like in an authoritarian state?
Saras Menon
‘Everyone is entitled…’ The global struggle for women’s human rights
UN International Human Rights Day event
Thursday 11 December 2014, 6.30pm-8pm
66 years since Universal Declaration of Human Rights stated that everyone is entitled to the same rights and freedoms our expert panel, led by Professor Christine Chinkin and including Saraswathi Menon, consider the myriad ongoing struggles for women’s human rights.

Earlier this year...

Mandela, the Lawyer|
LSE Nelson Mandela Memorial Event
Speakers: Speaker: George Bizos,  Professor Catherine M Cole; Professor David Dyzenhaus, Lord Joel Joffe, Dr Jens Meierhenrich
Introduction: Professor Stuart Corbridge. Chair: Professor Christine Chinkin 
12 June 2014

No Part in Warfare: UN Response to Attacks on Schools and Hospitals|
Speaker: Leila Zerrougui. Chair: Dr Jenny Kuper
9 June 2014

Human Rights, Globalization and How to Save the World|
Hosted by the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy
Speakers: Professor Julio Faundez, Mr Craig Mokhiber, Dr Asunción Lera St Clair
Moderator: Dr Margot Salomon
1 May 2014

Nationalism, Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Some Lessons from Modern Indian History|
In partnership with the Department of Sociology
Speaker: Professor Partha Chatterjee. Chair: Dr Ayça Çubukçu
3 April 2014

Egypt’s Revolution: What’s in it for Minority Rights?|
In partnership with Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies and Minority Rights Group International
Speakers: Moataz El Fegiery, Mariz Tadros
20 March 2014

Economists As Political Philosophers: The Neoclassical Vision and Free Trade|
Hosted by the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy
Speaker: Robert Lepenies. Commentators: Dr Andrew Lang, Professor Leif Wenar Chair: Dr Margot Salomon
14 March 2014

Gujarat: Human Rights Violations, Impunity and the Indian General Elections| Speakers: Dr Shakuntala Banaji, Ms Carla Ferstman, Mr Suresh Grover, Dr Biju Mathew
Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt
19 February 2014

Vitoria and Us|
Hosted by the 'Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Solidarity' research group
Speaker: Professor Martti Koskeniemmi. Chair: Dr Ayça Çubukçu
12 February 2014

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: A Critical Perspective|
In partnership with the Middle East Centre
Speaker: Dr Omar Nashabe. Chair: Professor Christine Chinkin
16 January 2014