human rights

DU hosts Iranian lawyer as speaker

DU hosts Iranian lawyer as speaker

Luke Schrum | Staff Writer 12/06/2018 In an effort to expand the perspectives of students and faculty beyond the classroom, Duquesne University’s Department of Political Science, in conjunction with the provost, hosted human rights lawyer and scholar Delaram Farzaneh on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. for a lecture on women’s rights issues in Iran. Clifford […]

Film series leaves audience questioning society

Film series leaves audience questioning society

By Joey Mueser | Staff Writer 02/01/2018 In 2006, Al Gore’s documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, swept the nation with tremendous controversy. Despite being well-sourced from a large pool of evidence, a large amount of the public dismissed the former vice president’s warnings about climate change and shrugged them off as it had in the past. […]

Chinese dissident hosts lecture on human rights at Duquesne

Chinese dissident hosts lecture on human rights at Duquesne

Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor On March 20, Chinese lawyer and dissident Teng Biao gave a presentation on the state of civil rights in China to kick off Duquesne’s involvement with the Scholars At Risk (SAR) network. SAR, which Duquesne recently joined, is an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission it is […]

Film screening at Duquesne questions gun laws

Film screening at Duquesne questions gun laws

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor On average, seven children are killed a day in some gun related incident, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The issue of gun violence in America will be addressed at an upcoming film viewing hosted by Duquesne’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. The film “Making a […]

Transgender Pitt student banned from basic right

By: Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor  Last week, a federal court decision ruled that the University of Pittsburgh did not discriminate against transgender male student Seamus Johnston when they denied him access to men’s locker rooms and restrooms. The decision, as a whole, is a prime example of the antiquated definitions our law system seems unfortunately […]

Film series brings global issues to DU

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke This year’s slate of films in the Human Rights Film Series at Duquesne kicks off Thursday evening with White Like Me, featuring appearances from new Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay, NAACP Pittsburgh Chapter President Connie Parker and Duquesne philosophy professor George Yancy. The film, which explores the issue […]

UN reveals rights violations in North Korea

UN reveals rights violations in North Korea

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor Graphic narratives of deliberate and widespread human rights violations surfaced in a report from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday. Considered the most detailed account of human violations ever out of North Korea, the report relayed the fundamental evils of Kim Jong-un’s regime. In a press […]