Past Event

Book Launch & Panel: Human Rights Futures, Cambridge University Press, 2017

November 9, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 707
The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies presents Book Launch & Panel: HUMAN RIGHTS FUTURES, Cambridge University Press, 2017 Brief presentations followed by debate and discussion with contributors: Leslie Vinjamuri,Associate Professor of International Relations, Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights, and Justice at SOAS, University of London: “Human Rights Backlash.” Jack Snyder, Belfer Professor of International Relations, Columbia: “Empowering Rights through Mass Movements and Religion.” Shareen Hertel, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, editor of The Journal of Human Rights: “Reframing Economic Rights.” Alexander Cooley, Claire Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and Director of Columbia’s Harriman Institute: “Dictators without Borders: Counternorms to Human Rights.” and discussants: Sarah Mendelson, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations Sarah Leah Whitson, Director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia; board member of the National Endowment for Democracy and the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch, Asia