Monday, June 2

Topics of the day

In the morning we will begin our discussion on the basic concepts that we will be
using throughout the program. What do we mean when we talk about “human
rights”? When did we start talking about human rights as such and which
institutions and laws are there to protect them? Lars van Troost’s lecture will be
followed by presentations of your findings from yesterday’s group assignment.
After lunch, stand up comedian Greg Shapiro -The American Netherlander – will
(probably) make us laugh and wonder about the cultural differences between both
sides of the Atlantic.

The day will come to end with an ‘old time favorite’ speaker, Jelle Klaas, who
examplifies the practice of combining activism with a professional career. Jelle
fights for the social and economic rights of undocumented and irregular migrants
as a lawyer on a daily basis.

Location:
Anne Frank House, Westermarkt 10
Do not stand in line with tourists who want to visit the museum! Our entrance is
around the corner (not at the canal)!

Human Rights
American vs Dutch culture
Human Rights in practise

>> 09.00-09.30 Introducing the day

>> 09.30-11.00 A Foreign Affair — Human rights in the Netherlands
Lars van Troost, Head of Strategic Studies, Amnesty International

>> 11.00-11.15 Break

>> 11.15-12.45 Presentations Group Assignments

>> 12.45-13.45 Lunch

>> 13.45-15.15 The American Netherlander
Greg Shapiro, stand-up comedian

>> 15.15-15.30 Break

>> 15.30-17.00 Fighting for Human Rights within a legal framework
Jelle Klaas, lawyer at Fischer Lawyers Haarlem

>> 17.00-18.00 Discussing the Day

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