IPLP Speaker Series

Each semester the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program hosts leading indigenous rights scholars and legal advocates as part of IPLP’s Distinguished Speaker Series. All IPLP speaker series events are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to law-iplp@email.arizona.edu.

Spring 2018 Speaker Series

Food Sovereignty and International Political Economy

January 10, 12:15-1:15 PM
James E. Rogers College of Law, Room 164

Join the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program for a presentation by Michael Fakhri, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Food Resiliency Project at the University of Oregon, School of Law. Professor Fakhri will discuss how the food sovereignty movement has been a powerful force that, over the past several decades, has changed international trade institutions, property rights, and human rights law.


Common Struggles: Indigenous Rights around the World

January 24, 12:30–1:30 PM
James E. Rogers College of Law, Room 164

Join the Indigenous Governance Program, Native Nations Institute, and Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program for our Distinguished Speaker Series to learn from renowned Indigenous rights scholar Rebecca Tsosie. Professor Tsosie will compare and contrast common legal and policy issues in Indigenous human rights that cross international jurisdictions and explore issues where divergences exist.


Human & Civil Rights Advocacy at the Water Protector Legal Collective

March 19, 12:15–1:15 p.m.
Ares Auditorium, Room 164

IPLP graduate Terry Janis (’89), will discuss his work as executive director of the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC), the on-the-ground legal team for the ceremonial resistance camps at Standing Rock. Terry (Oglala Lakota) has worked extensively on Native American and international indigenous education and human rights issues. Working through organizations such as WPLC, University of Arizona, Indian Law Resource Center, and Northern Arizona University, Janis has consistently combined education and law to work with Indian leaders and students to advocate for indigenous rights.

View a recording of the lecture here.