Los Angeles Harper Lecture: Caravans and invasions: Human rights at Our Border

Featuring Claudia Flores, AB'97

In the past year, immigration policy has been at the forefront of public debate in the United States, yielding rhetoric about invasions, caravans, and border walls. Claudia Flores, associate clinical professor of law, will discuss the current immigration “crisis” through the lens of a report on the detention and abuse of immigrant children in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection under the Obama administration. The report was drafted by UChicago’s International Human Rights Clinic, which Flores directs, and the ACLU. More broadly, Flores will discuss immigration from Central America’s Northern Triangle—an area comprising Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—and the human rights implications of current policies and proposals for migrants traveling from this region. She will conclude by suggesting a different set of priorities consistent with our goals, values, and national identity.
harper_headshot_los-angeles-04-28-2019Featured Speaker: Claudia Flores
Claudia Flores is an associate clinical professor of law and the director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago. Before her appointment to the Law School faculty, she was a partner at Hughes, Socol, Piers, Resnick, and Dym, a boutique law firm in Chicago. There, Flores specialized in civil rights and constitutional matters, with a focus on labor violations against low-wage and temporary workers and qui tam litigation. Prior to that, she served as legal adviser for the United Nations Development Programme and UN Women in East Timor and Zimbabwe. She also managed a USAID-funded program to combat human trafficking in Indonesia. From 2003 to 2008, she was a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union in the Women’s Rights Project. Flores was a recipient of the Skadden Arps Fellowship of the Skadden Foundation and law clerk to US Federal Court of Appeals judge Harry Pregerson. She was also a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and Sinsheimer Service Scholar. She earned a JD from New York University School of Law and an AB in philosophy from the University of Chicago.

Lecture Details

$10/Maroon Loyalty Society member or recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for current academic year graduates and current students
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association philanthropic societies
Event Details:
2:00 p.m. Registration and networking
2:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion
3:30 p.m. Reception
Contact alumniassociation@uchicago.edu or 773.702.2150.


Sunday, 04/28/19 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm | iCal


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