Neglected Voices: The Global Roma Diaspora

April 3, 2019

Background painting by Gabi Jimenez

The Romani Studies Program of the Central European University and the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights will host Neglected Voices: The Global Roma Diaspora, the seventh Annual Roma Conference at Harvard, to mark International Roma Day, on April 5 and 6, 2019.

The conference will convene scholars and activists to explore the global span of the Romani diaspora and the disparate manifestations of inclusion or exclusion of Roma across the world. We also hope to help mobilize solidarity and cooperation between Roma activists across continents.

Provost of CEU, Liviu Matei, will deliver a welcome note via video and Chair of the Romani Studies, Iulius Rostas and Academic Director of the RGPP, Angela Kocze, will have a presentation on The Disparate Manifestations of Stigma against Roma in the Americas and Europe.

On 6th of April, the second day of the event, professor Rostas will be a chair of the Panel Discussion Organizing and mobilizing Roma: tactics; Failures: opportunities; Lessons learned from the Afrodescendant movement in Latin America, Steps forward, where one of the Contributors will be Tanja Jovanovic, Post-Doctoral Fellow from Central European University and Harvard, and Policy Officer of the Justice Initiative Open Society Foundation team in London.

The event is co-sponsored by the Harvard David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and the Open Society Foundations Human Rights Initiative. The event takes place under the honorary patronage of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture.

More information on this event will follow soon.


Harvard University, Barker Center, Thompson Room

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA United States