Previous Events

The CRUCiBLE centre hosts a series of events each term which are open to all staff, students and friends of the University. These are usually held in the early evening and involve an external or internal speaker or panel of speakers discussing a major contemporary human rights concern in a scholarly but accessible way. These are some of our previous events:

 

Monday 5th February 2013, Duchesne 001, Digby Stuart College

Human Rights Education in Burma

Professor Andrew Fagan, University of Essex

Respondent: Dr Darren O’Byrne, University of Roehampton

 

Friday 28th June 2013, St Mary’s University College, Twickenham

In association with St Mary’s University College, Twickenham

Questioning Resistance: Social Justice in the 21st Century – Violence, Cities and Resilience

 

10th – 12th July 2013, University of Roehampton

In association with the Global Studies Association

The Cosmopolitan Ideal: Challenges and Opportunities – The 2013 Annual Conference of the Global Studies Association in collaboration with the Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research

 

Tuesday 10th December 2013, Aldersgate Room, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster

In association with the British Institute of Human Rights

The UK Human Rights Act – ‘That Remarkable Piece of Legislation’

Professor Francesca Klug, London School of Economics

Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC

Professor Stephen Bowen, Director of British Institute of Human Rights

Professor Conor Gearty, London School of Economics

 

Monday 22nd September 2014, Harvey 416, Digby Stuart College

The CRUCiBLE Welcome Lecture 2014 – A World Out of Control: What Price Human Rights?

Professor Martin Shaw, University of Roehampton

 

Monday 9th February 2015, Duchesne 001, Digby Stuart College

Human Rights Brought Home: Why Your Human Rights Act Needs You: The Human Rights Act - Our 1998 Bill of Rights

Professor Stephen Bowen, Director of British Institute of Human Rights

 

Monday 2nd March 2015, Duchesne 001, Digby Stuart College

Immigration - Is There Hope for a Progressive Approach?

Don Flynn, Director of Migrants' Rights Network

 

Monday 23rd March 2015, Duchesne 001, Digby Stuart College

What is ‘Impact’ in Human Rights Research?

Dr Aisha Gill, University of Roehampton

Professor Tina Beattie, University of Roehampton

Dr Darren O’Byrne, University of Roehampton

 

Thursday 2nd July 2015, Duchesne 102, Digby Stuart College

CRUCiBLE session at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Global Studies Association

Cultures of Rights: A Round Table Discussion on the Complicated Relationship between ‘Culture’ and Human Rights

Dr Jen Melvin, University of Roehampton

Dr Hannah Miller, University of Kingston

Dr Damien Short, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Dr Darren O’Byrne, University of Roehampton

 

Monday 21st September 2015, Duchesne 001, Digby Stuart College

The State of Human Rights in the Middle East

Professor Yossi Mekelberg, Regents College London

 

Monday 26th October 2015, Duchesne 001, Digby Stuart College

The Heckler’s Veto: Artistic Freedom, Protest and the Police

Julia Farrington, Index on Censorship

 

Monday 23rd November 2015, Hirst 209, Digby Stuart College

In association with the Department of Social Sciences Seminar Series

Liberty and Security in a Neo-Democratic State: Neo-Liberalism Triumphant?

Professor Conor Gearty, London School of Economics

 

Sunday 24th January 2016, Knapp Gallery, Regents College London

In association with the Regents University London International Open Seminars Series

Special Address by Lt-General Romeo Dallaire

Lt-Gen Romeo Dallaire, Former Force Commander of the UN Assistance Mission in Rwanda and Founder of the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative

 

Monday 7th March 2016, Duchesne 004, Digby Stuart College

Support for Refugees: A Panel Discussion and Fundraiser

Hassan Akkad, volunteer translator, charity worker and asylum seeker

Tosca Cabello Watson, refugee support activist

Lizette Villaverde, Dost Centre for Young Refugees and Migrants

Facilitator: Dr Natasha Du Rose, University of Roehampton

 

Monday 14th March 2016, Convent Parlour, Digby Stuart College

Darren J. O’Byrne’s Human Rights in a Globalizing World: A Panel Discussion and Book Launch

Professor David Inglis, University of Exeter

Dr Birgit Schippers, St Mary’s University College, Belfast

Dr Katie Boyle, University of Roehampton

Respondent: Dr Darren O’Byrne, University of Roehampton

Chair: Dr Michele Lamb, University of Roehampton

 

Tuesday 22nd March 2016, Room 243, Senate House, Russell Square

In association with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Jennifer Melvin’s Reconciling Rwanda: Unity, Nationality and State Control: A Book Launch

Dr Jennifer Melvin, University of Roehampton

 

Tuesday 17th May 2016, Portrait Room, Froebel College

In association with the ESRC and the Roehampton Law School

Human Rights in Transition: Impact for the UK in a Changing Europe

Professor Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge

Marina Wheeler QC, One Crown Office Row

Les Allamby, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Professor Gordon Anthony, Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Sara Drake, University of Cardiff

Kavita Chetty, Scottish Human Rights Commission

Facilitator: Dr Katie Boyle, University of Roehampton

 

Monday 26th September 2016, Howard 001, Digby Stuart College

Waging Peace

Rebecca Tinsley, Waging Peace and the Network for Africa

 

Monday 13th February 2017, Duchesne 001, Digby Stuart College

Indigenous Peoples and Colonialism: Global Perspectives

Dr Carlos Gigoux Gramegna, University of Essex

 

Tuesday 7th March 2017, Duchesne 001, Digby Stuart College

Francesca Romana Ammaturo’s European Sexual Citizenship: Human Rights, Bodies and Identities: A Book Launch

Dr Maria Federica Moscati, University of Sussex

Professor Nuno Ferreira, University of Sussex

Respondent: Dr Francesca Romana Ammaturo, University of Roehampton

Chair: Dr Darren O’Byrne, University of Roehampton

 

Monday 18th September 2017, Duchesne 004, Digby Stuart College

The 2017 CRUCiBLE Welcome Lecture

Ken Fero, Filmmaker

 

Monday 20th November 2017, Duchesne 004, Digby Stuart College

Queering Asylum: The Protection of LGBTI Asylum Seekers in Europe and the UK

Dr Moira Dustin, University of Essex

Allan Briddock, UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group

Chair: Dr Francesca Romana Ammaturo, University of Roehampton

 

Monday 27th November 2017, Queen’s Building 148, Southlands College

When Two Worlds Collide: Film Showing and Discussion

Taira Akbar, Producer

Respondent: Professor Jeremie Gilbert, University of Roehampton

 

Monday 12th March 2018, Duchesne 103, Digby Stuart College

“Girl Soldiers? What Girl Soldiers? Girls Don’t Kill”: Using Feminist Theory to Explain the Shortcomings of International Human Rights Law in Providing Sufficient Protection for Girl Child Soldiers in Conflict

Jassi Sandhar, University of Bristol

 

Monday 17th September 2018, Duchesne 004, Digby Stuart College

Can Indigenous Peoples Save the Planet?

Dr Julian Burger, Institute of Commonwealth Studies

 

Monday 12th November 2018, Duchesne 001, Digby Stuart College

The Impossibility of Human Rights for Indigenous Peoples: States of Exception at Muskrat Falls and Standing Rock

Professor Colin Samson, University of Essex

 

Monday 10th December 2018, Duchesne 001, Digby Stuart College

Let’s Go to Guantanamo

Professor Lisa Hajjar, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Monday 11th February 2019, Duchesne 001, Digby Stuart College

Controlled Silence and Inaccessible Justice: Company-Community Relations and the Search for Justice in Peru’s Loreto Region

Dr Adrian Gonzales, University of York

 

Monday 23rd September 2019, Duchesne 102, Digby Stuart College

Rethinking Freedom in the Digital Age

Susie Alegre, Doughty Street Chambers

 

Monday 28th October 2019, Duchesne 107, Digby Stuart College

Sudan: 2018 Uprising and the Demise of Political Islam

Professor Munzoul A. M. Assal, University of Khartoum

 

Monday 9th December 2019, Duchesne 003, Digby Stuart College

Working in Human Rights: Personal and Professional Journeys

Lucy Claridge, Amnesty International

Claire Falconer, Freedom Fund

Jakub Subik, Anti-Slavery International

Chair: Professor Jeremie Gilbert, University of Roehampton