• Human rights and contemporary visual culture
• Cameras and activism: theoretical and practical perspectives
• Human rights and animal rights in dialogue
• Nature photography and the meaning of disaster
• The politics of earthquakes, floods and drought
• Environmental sensibilities in visual communication
• Visual representation of nuclear power in contemporary media
“Imperial Ghosting: the Unquiet Dead of Indian Country and the War on Terror” by Anne McClintock, Simone de Beauvoir Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison (Respondent: Marianne Hirsch, Columbia)
“The Right Not to Be a Perpetrator” by Ariella Azoulay, Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, and Director of Photo-Lexic International Research Group, Minerva Center, Tel Aviv University (Respondent: Matthew Jacobsen, Yale).
Convened in conjunction with the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International and Human Rights at Yale Sterling Law Building, Room 128
Organizers: Laura Wexler (Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Director of Photographic Memory Workshop at Yale), James Silk (Clinical Professor of Law, Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, and Executive Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School), Itamar Mann (Yale Law School), Noam Gal (Comparative Literature, Yale).