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March 31 — Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Butler's Paul Hanson closes out the Indiana Council on World Affairs Great Decisions series by addressing global human rights.

When: Tuesday March 31, 7:30 PM
Where: Butler University, Pharmacy Building

This blurb from the Foreign Policy Association:

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrates its 60th anniversary, events in the Balkans, Sudan and Myanmar continue to challenge its idealism, while raising new questions about the prospects for humanitarian interventions. Do human rights transcend national borders and customs? Is the definition of human rights changing?
Paul Hanson is Professor of History at Butler University, and says: "I regularly teach courses in French history, modern European history, and modern Chinese history. My research is mainly on the Fre nch Revolution, and at present I am working on a book to be entitled French Revolutionaries Divided: The Federalist Revolt of 1793."

For more Information:
  • Interview with Gareth Evans - Responsibility to protect: Gareth Evans, one of the key architects behind the R2P doctrine, in an interview (transcript) with ABC Radio about his new book, "The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All"
  • GDTV Transcript: Human Rights: 'Never Again,' Again and Again: Transcript from GDTV 2009, Human Rights: 'Never Again,' Again and Again, featuring: Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States of America; David Kramer, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State; Kenneth Roth, President, Human Rights Watch; Brett Schaefer, Fellow, International Regulatory Affiars, heritage Foundation; Karin Ryan, Director, Human Rights Initiatives, Carter Center, and Hurst Hannum Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
  • What Became of the "Responsibility to Protect" Principle: Interviews with notable individuals involved in human rights discourse and policy on the UN-sponsored "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine, including where it may be headed and why it was passed.
  • Visit the FPA's Human Rights Blog

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