Lectures & Events

The Nathanson Centre provides a venue for discussion and debate among established scholars and policymakers. We’re also the hub of a collegial community in which emerging researchers can advance their work in dialogue with academics from around the world. And we work to foster well-informed conversations within the broader community on issues that Centre scholars are exploring in their research. 

Fellows, associates and other scholars share highlights of their current research with colleagues at our regular Works in Progress seminars. We also host lunchtime lectures and workshops in which faculty members and graduate students exchange informal updates on their research efforts and the ongoing work of the Centre. 

An abandoned school house.

The ’Or ’Emet lecture series focuses on themes connected to the Centre’s research areas, especially as they intersect with religion, ethics, culture and history. Named for a Hebrew phrase meaning “light of truth,” this annual event is supported by the ’Or ’Emet Fund, established at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1976. 

A line up of refugees.

The International Law in the Global South seminar series features work in progress by younger academics from around the world. Open to all, the series was established with a grant from the Harry Arthurs Fund and is supported by faculty from Osgoode Hall Law School. 

An urban encampment.

Conferences, symposia and other events sponsored by the Nathanson Centre bring together scholars, jurists and policymakers with a shared focus on transnational human rights and related areas of inquiry. We also support special events featuring the Centre’s Research Associates. 

You’ll find all Nathanson Centre talks and events — upcoming and past — listed here.

Videos of past events are available here.