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Thursday, February 20

All conference events are in Buntrock Commons

7 p.m.

Movie: The Act of Killing

Viking Theater


3:30 p.m. Opening and Welcome by Dan Hofrenning, professor of political science and
associate dean social sciences
Black and Gold Ballroom

Keynote: Douglas Johnson
“New Tactics for Human Rights: How to Expand the Strategic Thinking of the
Human Rights Movement”

Johnson is director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Lecturer in Public Policy. Former executive director
of the
Center for Victims of Torture based in St. Paul, Minn.

5:15 p.m.


A. “What Americans Can Do About U.S. Policies on Torture”
Douglas Johnson
Black and Gold Ballroom
B. “Partnering with Immigrants for Reform”
Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak and Norma Romero-Rodriguez ’14
Buntrock 142
C. “Boycott Apartheid”
Asil Abuassba ’15, Tala AlRaheb ’16, and Emma Ostby ’15 from Oles for Justice
in Palestine
Buntrock 143
D. “2014 South Sudan Humanitarian Crisis: A 21st Century Genocide?”
JB Tut ’14, James Chuol Tang, Matthew Dobuol Ruon, and Peter Khor Maluol
Buntrock 144


8:30 a.m. Human rights poster show and tabling
Complimentary continental breakfast
Ballroom Hallway
9:15 a.m.

Keynote: Kathryn A. Sikkink

“The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics”

Sikkink is Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at Harvard
Kennedy School of Government and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor,
Radcliffe at Harvard University. She also is author of 
The Justice Cascade:
How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics.

Black and Gold Ballroom
11 a.m.


A. “Transnational Advocacy Networks — TANS”
Kathryn Sikkink
Viking Theater
B. “Healthcare as a Right for All”
State Representative David Bly
Buntrock 142
C. “Conscious Consumerism”
Madison Goering ’15 and Sarah Krtschmann ’15 from St. Olaf Leaders Abolishing Slavery
Buntrock 143
D. “Letter-Writing for Justice”
Lisa Misch ’15, Sonja Wermager ’14, Marit Aaseng ’14, and Michael Enich ’14
from the St. Olaf Chapter of Amnesty International
Buntrock 144

This conference is funded by St. Olaf’s associate dean of social sciences, the David L. and Margery Ostrom Scheie Endowment, and the Kloeck-Jenson Endowment for Peace and Justice Studies.