Conversations in Human Rights
Monday, April 20
101 West Duke
The Death Penalty in North Carolina and the U.S.
What is the status of the death penalty in North Carolina, and in the U.S. more broadly, and how is it changing? Join the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics for a discussion covering a broad range of topics, including lethal injections and the role of the pharmaceutical industry; its historical and contemporary racial symbolism in North Carolina, as well its persistent application to the most vulnerable in North Carolina, such as the mentally ill. Panelists include:
- Professors Seth Kotch & Isaac Unah (American Studies and Political Science, UNC)
- Professors Corinna Lain and James Gibson (University of Richmond School of Law)
- Gretchen Engel (Executive Director, Center for Death Penalty Litigation)
- Professor Jessica Namakkal as moderator (International & Comparative Studies, Duke)
- This event is part of the on-going discussion series Conversations in Human Rights, bringing together panelists from other institutions and Duke faculty to engage with their research on hot-button international human rights issues. The series draws together the social sciences, humanities, law, and policy. This panel is co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Center for International & Comparative Law. A reception will follow.
- RSVP to Wendi Jiang by Friday, April 17.