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Public events are a key part of the Centre's activities, providing a critical and scholarly forum for discussion and debate. Through public events, 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.

Public events are open to all with no ticket or reservation required, unless otherwise stated. Academic and policy-oriented conferences may have restricted access, please check the page for details.

Cover of Human Rights in Russia by Mary McAuley
Human Rights in Russia: citizens and the state from Perestroika to Putin| Wednesday 6 May 2015, 6.30pm
Speaker: Dr Mary McAuley Chair: Professor Margot Light
Mary McAuley discusses her new book, in which she which analyses the development of human rights activism in Russia, from the emergence of human rights organisations in 1991 to the recent political attacks on the community, and its response.  
Presented by the Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Solidarity Research Group:
Negritude Decolonization and the Future of the World| 
Tuesday 26 May 2015, 6pm 
Speaker:  Professor Gary Wilder Chair: Dr Ayça Çubukçu
Rhetoric and Reality: From Magna Carta to human rights today|
Wednesday 10 June 2015, 6.30pm
This event celebrates the launch of A Magna Carta for all Humanity: homing in on human rights by Francesca Klug and brings Klug together in a public conversation with Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty. 

earlier this year...

Francesca Klug
A Magna Carta for All Humanity: homing in on human rights|
Part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival
Speaker: Francesca Klug
Chair: Conor Gearty
27 February 2015
Saskia Sassen
Extradition and the Erosion of Human Rights|
Speakers: Gareth Peirce, Saskia Sassen, Jeanne Theoharis
Chair: Susan Marks
28 January 2015
Dmitri Makarov
Defending Human Rights in Russia|
Speakers: Mary McAuley, Dmitri Makarov, Roman Udot
Chair: Margo Picken
21 January 2015