“Human Rights Futures: Backlash and Beyond”
Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations, Political Science Department, Columbia University
Leslie Vinjamuri, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations, and Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice, SOAS University of London.
コメンテーター：横田洋三 (公益財団法人人権教育啓発推進センター 理事長)
日時：２０１８年 ３月１６日（金） １０：３０−１２：００
場所：東京大学本郷キャンパス 伊藤国際学術研究センター 3F 中教室
The human rights enterprise is now under assault in a way that hasn’t been seen in years. Not only are rising authoritarian powers openly disdainful of rights principles, which they denounce as decadent and subversive, but powerful constituencies are undermining basic rights protections even in established liberal democracies. How should human rights advocacy and social justice campaigners take stock of these trends and adapt to this challenging environment?
In this book launch seminar, Professor Jack Snyder (Columbia University) and Professor Leslie Vinjamuri (University of London) will discuss their new book Human Rights Futures, (edited by Stephen Hopgood, Jack Snyder, and Leslie Vinjamuri, with contributions from fifteen prominent social scientists including Sally Merry, Sam Moyn, Kathryn Sikkink, and Beth Simmons), which debates the effectiveness and prospects for strategies of human rights advocacy. Four contending approaches will be discussed: stay the course, empower rights through political pragmatism, translate rights talk into the vernacular, and subordinate rights talk to more resonant social justice appeals.