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Steven L.B. Jensen: The Making of International Human Rights: Race, Religion and Decolonization
Start Date: 11/10/2017Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 11/10/2017End Time: 1:30 PM
Event Description
Steven L. B. Jensen, author


This talk fundamentally reinterprets the history of international human rights in the post-1945 era by documenting how pivotal the Global South was for their breakthrough. In stark contrast to other contemporary human rights historians who have focused almost exclusively on the 1940s and the 1970s — heavily privileging Western agency — Steven L. B. Jensen argues that it was in the 1960s that universal human rights had their breakthrough. This is a ground-breaking work that places race and religion at the center of these developments and focuses on a core group of states who led the human rights breakthrough. Their efforts in the 1960s post-colonial moment laid the foundation - in profound and surprising ways - for the so-called human rights revolution in the 1970s, when Western activists and states began to embrace human rights.

Free event. All are welcome.

Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies program, the Department of Politics, the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Name: Phillip Ayoub
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Pearlstein Business Learning Center, Room 101, 3218 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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