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Annual Mildred Fish-Harnack Lecture

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David Kaye, UC Irvine Director, International Justice Clinic & UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

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About David Kaye:

David Kaye completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley. As the principal lawyer for international humanitarian law at the State Department, he advocated for application of the Geneva Conventions to detainees captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan. His academic research and writing focus on accountability for human rights abuses, international humanitarian law, and the international law governing use of force. His 2019 book, Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet, explores the ways companies, governments and activists struggle to define the rules for online expression. His 2018 report to the UN General Assembly evaluated the ways Artificial Intelligence technologies implicate human rights issues. His most recent report to the Human Rights Council explored the global private surveillance industry and its impact on freedom of expression.

About The Mildred Fish Harnack Lecture:

The Mildred Fish-Harnack lectureship is named in honor of Milwaukee native and UW–Madison student Mildred Fish-Harnack. While living in Nazi Germany, she and her husband formed and ran a Nazi resistance organization. She was arrested in 1942 and executed in 1943 under the personal instruction of Adolf Hitler for her resistance. The lectureship is designed to promote greater understanding of human rights and democracy, and enrich international studies at UW-Madison by inviting someone who contributes to the cause of human rights through academic scholarship and/or active leadership.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, International Division, and Global Legal Studies Center

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