UNC Asheville to Host Human Rights Talk and Film Screening;
Human Rights Watch Special Counsel Reed Brody to Speak
UNC Asheville will host two human rights events on
Saturday, April 2, in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. Human
Rights Watch Special Counsel Reed Brody will discuss “From Guantanamo to
Abu Ghraib: Getting Away with Torture” at noon. A screening of “The
Corporation” will follow at 2 p.m. Events are free and open to the
Brody is special counsel at Human Rights Watch, the
largest American human rights organization. He is author of the recent
HRW reports, “The Road to Abu Ghraib,” which examines the roots of the
Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal, and “The United States’ ‘Disappeared,’ ”
which looks at the long-term incommunicado detention of al-Qaeda
leaders. He is author of several books, including “Tibet: Human Rights
and the Rule of Law,” “Contra Terror in Nicaragua” and co-author of “The
Pinochet Papers: The Case of Augusto Pinochet in the British and Spanish
Courts.” Brody has led international human rights investigations in
Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador and Haiti.
The documentary “The Corporation” examines
corporations’ rise as a dominant institution in our culture. Using
footage from pop culture, advertising, television news and corporate
communications, “The Corporation” includes 40 interviews with corporate
leaders and critics, case studies and strategies for change.
Events are sponsored by the Human Rights Center at
UNC Asheville, the University Center for International Studies at UNC
Chapel Hill and the UNC Asheville Amnesty International Chapter.
For more information, call Mark Gibney, UNC
Asheville political science professor, at 828/250-3870.
- Dr. Mark Gibney, UNC Asheville Political Science Professor,
- Jill Yarnall, UNC Asheville Public Information Assistant Director,