“Working for Women and Human Rights in Kosovo” A lecture by Sevdie Ahmeti, Oak Human Rights Fellow 2001
September 20, 2001
As a Kosovar human rights activist, Ms. Ahmeti has risked her life helping women and children war victims for the last 14 years. Ms. Ahmeti co-founded the Center for the Protection of Women and Children in Prishtina in 1993. The Center, of which she is currently Executive Director, now operates nine branches. Highly regarded by human rights practitioners familiar with her work, she has worked tirelessly to document hundreds of human rights abuses in the Kosova region of the former Yugoslavia. She has published extensively, and collaborated with regional and international organizations and networks to promote greater protection for human rights across ethnic lines.

“Survival of Death” World Premiere Video Screening
October 1, 2001
A world premiere video presentation of a documentary produced in Kosovo. Oak Human Rights Fellow 2001, Sevdie Ahmeti, lead a discussion about the documentary and its presentation of witness testimony concerning human rights violations.

“Confronting Sexual Violence and War: Women’s Rights as Human Rights”
October 8, 2001
A panel presentation and discussion with Nancy Paterson, former prosecutor with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Naime Sherifi, Council for the Defense of Freedoms and Human Rights, and Martina Vandenburg, Human Rights Watch.

“The Gender Dimensions of Humanitarian Intervention” A public lecture by Professor Julie Mertus, School for International Service, American University
November 2, 2001
Prof. Mertus is an acclaimed human rights scholar and the author of Kosovo : How Myths And Truths Started A War and War’s Offensive on Women: The Humanitarian Challenge in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afganistan.

“The Future of Human Rights in the Balkans”
November 16, 2001
A panel presentation and discussion with Sevdie Ahmeti, Oak Fellow 2001, Dr. Dusan Bjelic, University of Southern Maine, and Dr. Keith Brown, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University.