Join this student-led conference for an in-depth discussion on critical issues concerning Europe from April 14-15, 2022. The panel of this two-day conference will be virtual and in-person. Please refer to the information for each panel for Zoom registration details as well as location at Harvard University and Tufts University. For information on Day 2 of the conference, see the agenda here.
Europe has often prided itself on mechanisms for protection and promotion of human rights. The opening panel of the European Conference will start with a discussion on the current status of human rights in Europe, as well as challenges and opportunities to the protection of democratic institutions and values. The discussion will include the challenges posed by the current situation in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of human rights defenders, and the realization of migrants’ rights.
Moderator: Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Matteo Mecacci, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Adam Bodnar, Former Polish Ombudsman for Citizen Rights
Michele LeVoy, Director of the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants