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Human Rights Conference. Changing Models of Minority Integration: Cross-National Comparison of Rights Provisions in National Constitutions

Convener: Kiyoteru Tsutsui, associate professor of Sociology, director, Center for Japanese Studies and Donia Human Rights Center, U-M
Friday, March 24, 2017
9:00 AM-5:45 PM
ECC Room 1840 School of Social Work Building Map
The conference is free and open to the public.

This human rights conference focuses on the evolution of constitutional provisions about minority rights in the last few centuries, its driving forces as well its consequences. It will assemble experts of international law, constitutional law and domestic practices to deepen our understanding about how minority rights provisions shifted over time and how those changes may have impacted the actual practice of minority politics. Our hope is that this inter-disciplinary gathering will reinvigorate comparative research on minority incorporation.
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Convener: Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Japanese Studies and the Donia Human Rights Center, University of Michigan

Welcome and Introductory Remarks (9:00-9:15 am)

Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Japanese Studies and the Donia Human Rights Center, University of Michigan

Panel 1 - Global Trends and Regional Patterns of Minority Integration Policies (9:15-10:45am)

John Skrentny, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego
Mirjam Künkler, Senior Research Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden
Discussant: Matthias Koenig, Professor of Sociology/Sociology of Religion at the University of Göttingen and Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Panel 2 - Race and Minority Rights in Latin America (11:00am-12:30pm)

Mara Loveman, Professor and Department Chair of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
Tianna Paschel, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
Discussant: Paulina Alberto, Associate Professor of History, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Michigan

Panel 3 - Constitutions and Minority Rights in Japan (1:30-3:30pm)

Kenneth McElwain, Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
Keigo Komamura, Vice-President and Professor of Law, Keio University, Japan
Hwaji Shin, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of San Francisco
Discussant: Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Japanese Studies and the Donia Human Rights Center, University of Michigan

Panel 4 - Constitutionalism, Minority Rights, and Social Cohesion (3:45-5:45pm)

Will Kymlicka, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Philosophy Department, Queen's University in Kingston, Canada
Zach Elkins, Associate Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas
John Packer, Director, Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa, Canada
Discussant: Steven R. Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan

Organized by Donia Human Rights Center, University of Michigan; Co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan
Building: School of Social Work Building
Website: ii.umich.edu/humanrights
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Human Rights, International
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Donia Human Rights Center, Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Department of Sociology