College of Liberal Arts

70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Friday Nov 9, 2018 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Tejas Dining Room, AT&T Conference Center


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations 70 years ago this December. What were the historical circumstances behind it? What role has it played in the seven decades since it was signed? This panel will address these questions, and will examine two specific contexts in which the human rights movement has developed, that of the Cold War and that of Latin American politics.

Featuring in this order:

Declaring Human Rights: Eleanor Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Michael Stoff
Associate Professor of History
University of Texas at Austin

The Human Rights Movement and the End of the Cold War
Mark Atwood Lawrence
Associate Professor of History
University of Texas at Austin

Latin American contributions to Global Human Rights
Lina Del Castillo
Assistant Professor of History
University of Texas at Austin

Jeremi Suri, moderator
Professor of History, and
Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs
University of Texas at Austin

Location:
AT&T Exec. Education & Conference Center’s Tejas Dining Room
1900 University Ave, Austin Texas 78705
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Free and open to the public. RSVP to reserve your seat, please email: cmeador@austin.utexas.edu

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