Archives for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Abstract: Motherhood, Memory, and the Future of Law

By • Apr 7th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Human Rights, Research

My name is Emily Jackson and I am an International Relations major and rising senior currently spending a semester abroad in La Plata, Argentina. During Argentina’s military dictatorship of 1976 to 1983, the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo gained international attention by using truth, memory and their motherhood to resist. Their fight contributed to […]

The post Abstract: Motherhood, Memory, and the Future of Law appeared first on Charles Center Summer Research Blog.



Still catching up – initial experiences with politics in Argentina

By • Jul 27th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Human Rights, Research, Students

Although I did not put it on my list per se, one of my priorities in Argentina was to experience firsthand how Argentines related to politics, especially students. One of my first experiences in that regard was attending the march in Buenos Aires on March 24, the 40th anniversary of the coup that started last […]



Politicized Memories Summary Post : Historical Memory and Human Rights in Spain and Argentina

By • Aug 7th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Human Rights, Research

“The forty million Argentine people must guarantee the respect for human rights, memory, truth, and justice” –Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “Let the dead rest in peace for once” –Deputy Rocio Lope of the Spanish Partido Popular             This research project started as a continuation of my research last summer on historical memory in […]



Political Opposition to Memory in Spain at the National Level

By • Jul 24th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Human Rights, Research

In this post I analyze the opposition of the ruling national Spanish political party, el Partido popular (PP), to proposed changes to the Valle de los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen) outside Madrid. The suborn opposition of the PP to proposed changes can be contrasted with the unqualified support of the dominant national political party […]



Using cultural and political studies to understand Spanish and Argentine Memory

By • Jun 23rd, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Human Rights, Research

The beginning of my research project has required me to better define my topic of study within the very broad heading of ‘memory of 20th century dictatorships in Spain and Argentina.’ I now plan to focus my paper on the similarities and differences between the work of memory activists in Spain and Argentina, with a […]



Monroe Update 1

By • Jul 22nd, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Human Rights, Monroe, Research

Civil Conflict in Peripheral Nations: Media Coverage, Public Opinion and Diplomatic Response A large portion of the beginning of my research was focused on hammering down the more abstract pieces of my research question and related concepts. I understo…



Are Social Media Campaigns Successful?

By • Aug 22nd, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Human Rights, Research

Hello everyone, I just finished my project, which attempts to determine whether social media is an effective method of building awareness and promoting activism. I conducted three interviews with documentary filmmakers and human rights activists, condu…