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Terry L. Karl, MA, PhD

Professor of Political Science; Gildred Professor of Latin American Studies; William and Gretchen Kimball University Fellow; Senior Research Scholar (by courtesty) of FSI/CDDRL

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April 23rd, 2010

Zalaquett balances idealism, realism in face of atrocity

The Europe Center, PHR in the news: Stanford Daily on April 23, 2010

As part of the History, Memory and Reconciliation series, the Program on Human Rights, in partnership with the Forum on Contemporary Europe and the Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, hosted University of Chile Law Professor Jose Zalaquett. Zalaquett is renowned for his work defending human rights in his home country during General Augusto Pinochet's oppressive regime. Having also served on Chile's National Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Zalaquett focused his talk, "Post-Conflict International Human Rights: Bright Spots, Shadows, Dilemmas," on transitional justice and the various options for repairing and reconstructing a nation in the aftermath of mass atrocity. Stanford history Professor James Campbell and political science Professor Terry Karl provided commentary on Zalaquett's lecture. Read more »



January 18th, 2010

Karl showcases student involvement in human rights work

CDDRL in the news: Stanford Daily on January 13, 2010

Terry Karl, CDDRL affiliated faculty and professor of Latin American studies and political science, held a forum to showcase her work with a team of Stanford students in an ongoing case in El Salvador and introduced undergraduate students to fellowship opportunities with the Program on Human Rights at CDDRL.




January 13th, 2010

For Karl's students, hands on human rights

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, PHR in the news: Stanford Daily on January 13, 2010

On January 12, the Program on Human Rights hosted "Holding War Criminals Accountable: Stanford Student Participation in Human Rights Trials." The forum discussed how Stanford students have contributed to holding war criminals accountable in trials held both inside the United States and abroad. Political Science Professor Terry Karl and student panelists explained how research by students can help to change and/or enforce international law, shape historic memory, and contribute to the construction of the rule of law -- bit by bit. +AUDIO+ Audio transcript available
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October 16th, 2009

Program on Human Rights launched at Stanford

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, PHR News

In a new Stanford endeavor, FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law has joined with the Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society to launch an interdisciplinary Program on Human Rights. Introducing its latest program, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond noted that "today's human rights interact with a number of other urgent global issues including climate change, immigration, security, women's rights, poverty, and child soldiers" to name but a few. The campus-wide Human Rights Program builds on the work of CDDRL's Program on Global Justice by bridging the normative and the empirical. +VIDEO+ +AUDIO+ Audio & Video transcripts available +PDF+ 5 transcripts, paper available
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March 11th, 2008

International grants totaling $1 million awarded to interdisciplinary Stanford research teams

FSI Stanford, CDDRL, PGJ News

FSI scholars Josh Cohen, Thomas Heller, Erik Jensen, Terry Karl, and Helen Stacy are part of research teams that received funding from Stanford's Presidential Fund for Innovation in International Studies (PFIIS), which in February awarded its third round of just under $1 million for interdisciplinary research. "It is especially gratifying to see the younger faculty competing for these grants, eager to generate new knowledge and new solutions and help train a new generation of leaders," said Coit D. Blacker, chair of the International Initiative Executive Committee and director of Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Read more »




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