Crash the Course Series, “Rights in Conflict” with Prof. Christopher N.J. Roberts and Guest Prof. Jonathan Liljeblad

March 25, 2021, 3:45 to 5:30 pm

Online via Zoom – RSVP today!


The Human Rights Center invites you inside the University of Minnesota Law School for a rare chance to sit in on a class with Professor Chris Roberts and a special guest presenter invited to speak to the class.

Rights in Conflict: Citizenship and Human Rights is an upper-level seminar at the Law School examining the relationships between Civil Rights Law in the United States and International Human Rights Law in the global context. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact within the classroom together with the JD students, Professor Roberts, and the guest speaker.

Guest speaker, Professor Jonathan Liljeblad, will share his research, his thoughts, and his experiences conducting fieldwork in a talk entitled, “Teaching human rights in an illiberal context: reflections of a researcher in Myanmar .”

The class will be structured as follows: 
•    Part I - Guest Lecturer, Prof. Jonathan Liljeblad
•    Part II - Q & A Dialogue led by Professor Roberts
•    Part III – Student and attendee discussion

“Seats” for this class are limited, register to claim yours. The “Crash the Course” series is hosted by the Human Rights Center and aimed at sharing our exciting curriculum that explores pressing human rights topics more broadly, and to foster new connections between our students, faculty, alumni, and partners. The first session will take place on March 11. The public is invited to attend one or both sessions.