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October 02, 2012

International Institute Symposium, October 26, 2012

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How does the interdisciplinary study of human rights translate bodies as and into evidence? How are recent technological advances (in forensics, new media, and methods of quantification) transforming what counts as evidence? Going beyond a view of translation framed in terms of accuracy or equivalence, this symposium explores the relationship of bodies, evidence, and translation within the context of critical debates in human rights studies.

This symposium is part of the LSA Theme Semester on Translation, and is being co-organized by the International Institute and the Department of Comparative Literature. It will be held at the International Institute, in Suite 1636 School of Social Work Building.

The symposium also features U-M faculty, including introductory remarks by Pamela Ballinger and Christi Merrill and responses by Andrew Herscher, Nancy Rose Hunt, Michael Lempert, David Porter, Sidonie Smith, Ruby Tapia, Kiyoteru Tsutsui, and Susan Waltz.
Schedule

9:00 AM Opening Remarks

9:10 AM Thomas Keenan
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature; Director, Human Rights Project, Bard College, NYC

11 AM Patrick Ball
Chief Scientist and Vice President Human Rights Program, Benetech

1 PM David Turnley
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer and Associate Professor, Photography; Residential College and Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan

2 PM Vincanne Adams
Director, Medical Anthropology Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine University of California, San Francisco

3:30 PM Inderpal Grewal
Chair and Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Yale University

Symposium Organizers:
Pamela Ballinger, Department of History, U-M
Ken Kollman, Director, International Institute; Department of
Political Science, U-M
Christi Merrill, Department of Comparative Literature, U-M
Yopie Prins, Department of Comparative Literature, U-M

Posted by zzhu at October 2, 2012 09:34 PM