California International Law Center (CILC)

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The California International Law Center Presents a Series:

Global Voices on Democracy and Human Rights

 All events are on Zoom
 
Thursday, March 31 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. PST | 16:00-17:00 Chile

Epochal Change: Challenges to Democracy

Consequences and Opportunities

A Presentation by: Dr. Ricardo Lagos, Ph.D., former President of the Republic of Chile (2000-2006) and international statesman

Democracy is under attack from authoritarian proponents in the United States and across the globe. How do we deal with the challenges and assaults to our democracy and prevent the decline of our “unique 200+ year experiment?” President Lagos will share his perspectives and knowledge about these challenges having lived through the decline of Chile’s democracy, led the opposition to Chile’s military dictatorship, and finally served as President (2000-2006) during the restoration of Chile’s democracy. As a result, Chile continues to thrive and evolve within its democratic system. 

In conversation with Kevin R. Johnson, Dean of UC Davis School of Law and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law, and Professor of Chicana/o Studies

Host: Beth Greenwood, Director of the California International Law Center (CILC) and Associate Dean of International Programs, UC Davis School of Law

Co-Host: Dr. Jorge Rojas, University of California, Davis, School of Law, Visiting Fellow, California International Law Center; Visiting Professor, Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Derecho

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Tuesday, April 5 | 9:00 a.m. PST | 12:00 Chile | 18:00 Geneva

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Discusses Migration and Human Rights

The world faces an extraordinary challenge, the large scale migration of people across countries to seek safety and dignity. People leave their families, homes and communities driven by specific adverse situations such as violence and discrimination, climate change, poverty, lack of access to economic, social and cultural rights, among others. For migrants, key challenges include anti-immigrant narratives which fuel discrimination, finding pathways for safe and regular migration, and eventually, in the cases of some, finding safe pathways for a dignified return to their countries and communities. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will speak about human rights and migration. She will address how we, as a global community can and should protect the rights of those who are forced to migrate due to adverse circumstances that are beyond their control. As part of her discussion, she will reference select adverse immigration drivers to illustrate her points. High Commissioner Bachelet will be joined by Kevin Johnson, Dean of the University of California, Davis School of Law and the top immigration legal scholar in the United States. Dean Johnson will provide commentary and questions.

High Commissioner Bachelet will be joined by Professor Kevin R. Johnson, Dean of the University of California, Davis, School of Law. Dean Johnson will engage the High Commissioner with commentary and questions.

Host: Beth Greenwood, Director of the California International Law Center (CILC) and Associate Dean of International Programs, UC Davis School of Law

Co-Host: Dr. Jorge Rojas, University of California, Davis, School of Law, Visiting Fellow, California International Law Center; Visiting Professor, Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Derecho

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More About CILC

Mission

The California International Law Center fosters the work of UC Davis School of Law’s faculty, students, and alumni in international, comparative, and transnational law to enhance California’s role as a global actor.

About

Named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an international leader in the pursuit of civil rights, equality, and education, The University of California, Davis, School of Law (King Hall) has a tradition of engaging in matters of global consequence. Continuing that tradition, the California International Law Center (CILC) fosters the work of faculty, students, and alumni in international, comparative, and transnational law to enhance California’s role as a global actor.

CILC is dedicated to providing UC Davis School of Law students a greater connection to the practice of international law by bringing them into contact with leading international jurists and leading practitioners of international law. We also offer a scholarly colloquium series in which international law scholars discuss their current research.

Through this Center, our King Hall community continues to work for justice, at home and abroad. We hope that you will join us in our shared endeavor to better understand the processes of globalization and the role of law in enhancing human flourishing.