Submit a Proposal for Academic Presentation

Proposal submission deadline: October 14, 2022

The Challenging Borders in Domestic and International Human Rights conference will explore and critically evaluate the borders that have been created in human rights research and practice. Albion College invites faculty students, staff and community leaders from GLCA and GLAA campuses and universities to interrogate the borders that have been built in the human rights field between the domestic and international and categories of rights.

Within the conference theme of challenging borders, we imagine four areas of focus: 1) identity rights especially focusing on race, gender, ethnicity and sexuality; 2) labor rights; 3) refugee and migrant rights; and 4) environmental and climate rights. Accepted academic presentations will be formed into by panels by our conference chairs. They require a title (limited to 50 words), an abstract (limited to 200 words), three key words and at least one author.

Presentation proposals submitted by undergraduates must either be submitted jointly with a faculty member as part of a research partnership or be a thesis or capstone research project directly supervised by a faculty member. The latter requires a statement of faculty sponsorship.