LAC Main Seminar Series: Roundtable discussion and launch of Hugo Rojas’ new book: Past Human Rights Violations and the Question of Indifference: The Case of Chile

Convener: Professor Leigh Payne

Presenter: Dr. Hugo Rojas

Commentators: Professor Alyson Brisk and Ms. Valentina Infante

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Hugo Rojas is Lecturer in Sociology of Law and Human Rights at Alberto Hurtado University and Researcher at the Millennium Institute on Violence and Democracy. D.Phil. in Sociology (University of Oxford), M.Sc. in Law, Anthropology & Society (LSE). His most recent books include Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Chile (with M. Shaftoe, Palgrave Macmillan 2022), Past Human Rights Violations and the Question of Indifference: The Case of Chile (Palgrave Macmillan 2022), Litigación Penal Estratégica en Juicios Orales (with R. Blanco, L. Moreno & M. Decap, Tirant lo Blanch 2021).

Alyson Brisk is the Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance in the Department of Global Studies at the University of California - Santa Barbara, and Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Visiting Professor in Politics and International Relations. She has authored or edited several books on international human rights, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on human rights, international relations, civil society, and Latin American politics.

Valentina Infante is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Oxford. Her recent research focusses specifically on the legacies of Chile’s military regime and their impact on contemporary demands by Chilean civil society. She holds degrees in History and Education from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and a masters in Cultural Heritage Studies from University College London.