Teaching and Convening

 

 
Kim Thuy Seelinger with International Human Rights Law Clinic students Dannielle Antone, Sarah Hunter, and Jenna Klein in Uganda in 2017.

Teaching

Program Director Kim Thuy Seelinger teaches the following courses:

  • Refugee Law and Processes, with Professor Kyra Lilien
  • International Human Rights Law Clinic, as visiting instructor
  • Research Workshop on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict and Forced Migration, which is open to law, public health, and other graduate students.

 

Program Director Kim Thuy Seelinger also serves as supervising attorney to Berkeley Law’s International Human Rights Workshop, which provides first-year and LLM students with the opportunity to engage in real-time
human rights projects.

Convening

The Sexual Violence Program is also engaged in national and international exchange to advance understanding about conflict-related sexual violence.

For example, since 2012, the program has co-chaired the Missing Peace Initiative in collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and Women in International Security (WIIS). The Initiative connects academics, policymakers, and practitioners working on sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings in order to identify gaps in knowledge and improve evidence-based response.

A video about the Missing Peace Symposium held in February of 2013 highlights the many voices brought to the conversation about sexual violence.

In August 2015, the Sexual Violence Program team hosted the Missing Peace Practitioners’ Workshop in Kampala, Uganda. Click here for the Missing Peace Practitioners’ Network.

The Sexual Violence Program is also collaborating with Sciences-Po in Paris and iCourts in Copenhagen on a research project focused on the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal.