To help fulfill its mission, the Reiff Center offers a variety of educational programs and conferences on human rights and conflict resolution. 

Flyer Ukraine Panel discussionThursday, November 6

From a Revolution in Orange to Ukrainian Blues: Understanding the Ukraine Crisis

6 p.m., DSU Washington Room

Panel Discussion


Dr. Tatiana Rizova, Associate Professor of Government, Christopher Newport University

Dr. Gerard Alexander, Associate Professor in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics and Director of the Honors Program at the University of Virginia.

Hon. David J. Kramer, President of Freedom House and former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Co-sponsored with the Center for American Studies and the Alexander Hamilton Society

2014-15 Academic Year

October 9
The Future of Armed Conflict: Lessons Learned from a Decade of War
LTG H.R. McMaster, Director, Army Capabilities and Integration Center and Deputy Commanding General, Futures, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine

October 2
Omar, film viewing and discussion
Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter

September 11
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict after Gaza

Dr. William Quandt, University of Virginia

September 2
Lessons from Ferguson: Race, Law Enforcement, and the Potential Abuse of Power
Panel discussion: Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter, Reiff Center, moderation; Dr. Pete Carlson, Government; Prof. Harry Greenlee, Government; Dr. Patricia Hopkins, English; Dr. Antonia Randolph, Sociology

2013-14 Academic Year

February 4
Challenges and Differences in Humanitarian and Human Rights Work: Case Studies From Colombia and Sahara
Speaker: Dr. Arancha Garcia Del Soto (Fundación Juan March and Fordham University)

January 23
Practical Peacebuilding: The Mali Experience
Speaker: Judy Buelow (U.S. State Department)

March 13
The World Through Arab Eyes
Speaker: Dr. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland
Co-sponsored with World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads

March 18
Screening of Hotel Rwanda (discussion led by Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter)
Co-sponsored with student clubs STAND and the Film Club

March 21
Conference on "The Arab Spring and its Aftermath" 

April 8
Investigating War Crimes: Bringing Demons to Justice
Speaker: Dr. John Cencich, UN War Crimes Investigator and Professor and Director, Center for Criminological & Forensic Sciences, California University of Pennsylvania