THE HUMAN RIGHTS RESTORATION-REVOLUTION
-a talk by Dr. Marco Duranti with commentary by Samuel Moyn

SEMINAR SERIES

With UNESCO's 1949 Human Rights Exhibition its point of departure, this talk will consider the historical moment of the so-called "human rights revolution" in the late 1940s. Dr. Duranti's analysis of the forces that first championed human rights invites a reflection on how far this moment should be considerd revolutionary in the first place. Instead, Dr. Duranti suggests that human rights became a means of reticulating discredited political agendas in postwar Europe, and thus the moment in question may have constituted as much restoration as revolution.

 



DATE: October 2, 2013, 6.15pm

LOCATION: 
Heyman Center, Columbia University

ORGANIZER: The Human Rights Exhibition Project