“The United States and the Promotion of Human Rights in Asia” A public lecture by United States Ambassador Wiedemann

November 18, 2004
Kent Wiedemann has held a wide variety of senior policy-making and executive appointments in career Foreign Service, both in Washington and abroad. He was US ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia until mid-2002, where he worked with Chanthol Oung and the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center. Before that, he was ambassador to Burma, and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He was also Deputy Chief of Mission at both the US Embassay to Israel and Singapore, and served two tours at the US Embassy in Beijing, China in the State Department. He speaks Chinese. His subjects of expertise span the whole range of foreign policy issues, including national security, arms control, counter-terrorism, human rights, and economics and trade.


“Ending Human Trafficking and Promoting Safe Migration: Can International Law Serve Both Ends?” A public lecture by Professor Alice Miller

October 31, 2004
Alice Miller is a human rights lawyer who is currently Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health and a Staff Attorney on the Law and Policy Project at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She was also the Director of the Women’s Rights Advocacy Project at the International Human Rights Law Group and of Amnesty International’s Program to Abolish the Death Penalty.


“Ensuring Women’s Participation in Post-Conflict State-Building: The UN Experience in Cambodia, East Timor, and Afghanistan” A public lecture by Michelle Brandt

October 20, 2004
Michelle Brandt is a human rights lawyer who currently works for the Asia Foundation, who recently returned from Afghanistan, where she worked as a consultant on constitutional and gender issues. She also worked as a policy analyst on human rights issues for the UN Transitional Authority in East Timor and has worked with several nongovernmental organizations in Cambodia. With Chanthol Oung, she is one of the co-founders of the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center.


“The Politics of Gender, Health, and Wife Battering in Northern Vietnam” A public lecture by Professor Lynn Kwiatkowski

October 11, 2004
Professor Lynn Kwiatkowski is a professor of Anthropology at Colorado State University.


“The Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center: Protecting Women from Domestic Violence, Rape, and Sex Trafficking in a Failed State” A public lecture by 2004 Oak Fellow, Chanthol Oung

September 23, 2004
Chanthol Oung is the founder and executive director of the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center (CWCC). She will be speaking about her work in trying to combat violence against women and the trafficking of women and children into prostitution in a country where political and lefal institutiones are either weak or corrupt. In 2001, her work was recognized through receipt of both the Japanese Human Rights Award and the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership. She will be in residence at Colby during the fall semester.