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Human Rights at Risk: Popular Uprisings and Regime Change

October 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

The Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee of the University of Buffalo is hosting the Alison L. Des Forges International Symposium: “Human Rights at Risk: Popular Uprisings and Regime Change” as a virtual event on October 15.

In the past year, we have witnessed popular uprisings that have led to changes in governments in Algeria, Sudan, and Puerto Rico. At the same time, the United States has used various methods to encourage or force regime change in Iran, Syria, and Venezuela. Internal popular uprisings are often undertaken on pretexts of defending or extending human rights, but they can sometimes result in abuses of human rights. And calls for regime change in the name of “democracy” and “human rights” are often used to justify imperial intervention resulting in additional domestic repression.

The Sentry’s Senior Advisor Dr. Suliman Baldo will be a speaker during the discussion “The Human Rights Drivers and Consequences of Sudan’s 2018-2019 People’s Revolution.”

To learn more about this virtual event, visit the event page of Buffalo University’s Humanities Institute. Registration is required to attend. Email Ellen Dussourd at dussourd@buffalo.edu to register.