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Fernando Botero: The Abu Ghraib Series

Panel Discussion: Art and Human Rights

November 15, 2009; 3:00 p.m.

Museum Theater

What are the ethical and even theological implications of Fernando Botero’s Abu Ghraib series? Laurel Fletcher, clinical professor of law and director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at UC Berkeley, will introduce and moderate a panel of scholars from the Graduate Theological Union who will consider the artwork from this important perspective. Points of departure include changes and continuities in human rights practice, and representations of abuse across time and place.

Speakers include William O’Neill, associate professor of social ethics, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; Rebecca Gordon, Ph.D., ethics and social theory, GTU; artist, educator, and curator Pamela Blotner; and Munir Jiwa, director, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU. For more information, visit www.careartsandreligion.org or phone (510) 849-8285.

Presented by the Center for the Arts, Religion and Education, an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union.