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Events Overview

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Events Available to the Campus and Community

The Center for Human Rights and International Justice brings leading human rights policymakers, researchers, advocates, and practitioners to Stanford to provide a critical avenue for dialogue, networking, and bridging study in the classroom with real world application.

Events range from formal annual lectures that draw attendance from both campus and the community, to more intimate career talks that enable students to hear candid stories about diverse career pathways in human rights. 

As with all initiatives at the Center, our events draw upon different disciplines to provide a human rights and social justice lens to a wide array of topics and cutting-edge issues.

“Don't just protest outside - open doors to inform, educate, and change behaviors fom the inside.” 

- Mark Hanis, Research Fellow and Social Entrepreneur
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Upcoming Events

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet

Past events

“It’s nice to come to a panel like this and do a victory lap. You don’t often get to do that.”

- Stanford Law School Professor Jeffrey Fisher, who successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Jam v. International Finance Corporation
Beautiful Justice: Transforming Trauma into Hope After Trafficking

In this talk, Brooke Axtell shares stories, strategies and insights on how to help survivors of human trafficking become leaders.

Navi Pillay with David Cohen

Annual Public Lecture on Human Rights

Annual Public Lecture on International Justice


Annual Public Lecture on Rule of Law


Event videos

Media coverage