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Rights Talk and Rights Work in the Middle East and South Asia

PROGRAM Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:30-7:00pm Dinner 7:00-8:00pm Welcome: Steven Sheffrin, Dean, Division of Social Sciences, UC Davis Suad Joseph, Middle East/South Asia Studies, UC Davis Chair: Kevin Johnson, School of Law, UC Davis "The Power of Rights and the Rights of Power" Speaker: Richard Falk, Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara Friday, February 29, 2008 8:30-9:00am Registration and breakfast 9:00-10:00am Chair: Gayatri Gopinath, Women & Gender Studies, UC Davis "Sexuality and Rights in Translation" Speaker: Joseph Massad, Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University 10:00-11:00am Chair: David Simpson, English, UC Davis "The Missing Homeland Of Edward Said: Person and Place in Globalization" Speaker: Aamir Mufti, Department of Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles 11:00-11:30am Coffee break 11:30-12:30pm Chair: Carolyn de la Pena, Director, Davis Humanities Institute "The Politics Of The Future" Speaker: Martina Rieker, Director, Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, American University in Cairo 12:30-2:00pm Lunch, University Club Lounge 2:00-3:00pm Chair: Elizabeth Constable, French and Italian, UC Davis "The Crisis of the Rights-bearing Agent: Radical Politics in a Post-subject Age" Speaker: Nivedita Menon, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi 3:00-4:00pm Chair: Clarence Walker, History, UC Davis "The Terrorist In Search Of Humanity" Speaker: Faisal Devji, Department of History, New School for Social Research 4:00-5:00pm Roundtable: "Rights Talk and Rights Work" Chair: Flagg Miller, Religious Studies, UC Davis Speakers: Richard Falk, Suad Joseph, Zeev Maoz, Parama Roy, Sudipta Sen 5:00-6:00pm Reception

Feb 28, 2008 06:00 PM to
Feb 29, 2008 05:00 PM


     Middle East/South Asia Studies
     Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
     Institute for Government Affairs
     Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
     University Outreach and International Programs
     International Relations Program
     Center for Human Rights in the Americas
     School of Law