Events organised by, and related to, the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM).

Past events

Book panel: “Emancipatory Human Rights and the University"

Studenten praten met elkaar

The Carla Atzema-Looman Chair in Human Rights Education Dr. Felisa Tibbitts was collaborating with Dr. André Keet, Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at Nelson Mandela University (South Africa) in co-editing the book “Emancipatory Human Rights and the University”. The book explores the theoretical and practical question of how universities can promote human rights, with perspectives from Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America and Southeast Asia. A virtual panel was held as part of SIM/Utrecht University’s 40th Anniversary celebration and was also taking place during the 100th anniversary of the Soroptimists, who are sponsoring Dr. Tibbitts’ Chair in Human Rights Education. 

UnMASKing: Using Covid-19 to engage young people in human rights education

Lege winkelschappen tijdens coronacrisis

Prof dr. Felisa Tibbitts, Chair in Human Rights Education at SIM, hosted the webinar "UnMASKing: Using Covid-19 to engage young people in human rights education" on Wednesday, 11 November. In this event, Prof. Tibbitts talked about the importance of linking human rights with current issues and presented her latest curriculum "UnMASKing: The Pandemic Curriculum".

Black Lives Matter @UU: Creating Change

black lives matter @UU creating change

'The role of higher education' took place on 30 November 2020. The keynote speech was given by Stephen Small, Professor of African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The speech was followed by a conversation with Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh, Associate Professor, specializing in human rights law and global justice and with writer and artist Quinsy Gario.

Watch the recorded session

Peter Baehr Lecture 2020:

Nani Jansen Reventlow, director of the Digital Freedom Fund, delivered the 2020 Peter Baehr Lecture on Friday 16 October,  She spoke about ‘Ensuring human rights for all in the digital age’, drawing on her experience at the Fund and as a human rights litigator.

Recent digital events, organised by SIM, the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights at Utrecht University.

Webinar on podcasting in science

Podcasting in Science

Interested in making an academic podcast? Katharine Fortin and Willem Janssen share tips on technology, formatting, and editing in this video. Take a look!

Webinar: Feminization of human rights?

Webinar: Feminization of human rights?

Are women ‘overrepresented’ in human rights? Are they ‘underrepresented’ in certain organizations or among higher positions? Which women have access which positions? Is gender-equality ensured by women’s institutional participation? These are some of the questions discussed by Prof. Felisa Tibbits, Dr. Alexandra Timmer and Prof. Rosemarie Buikema in this webinar organized by SIM and the Gender and Diversity Hub.

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Recorded webinar 'Feminization of human rights?'

Demonstrations during the pandemic

Lorena Sosa and Antoine Buyse

Does the right to demonstrate outweigh the right to health? Professor of human rights and director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) Antoine Buyse and assistant professor Lorena Sosa reflect on the public protests during the pandemic from the research area Human Rights.

Children's event: Stream the Professor

Stream the Professor with Antoine Buyse

Utrecht University's annual event "Meet the Professor" in which professors visit local primary schools to talk about their research, went digital during the corona measures. Professor Antoine Buyse got in touch with his classroom via livestream. (Please note: this video is in Dutch.)