Global Governance Institute


The Future of Human Rights - Keynote Lecture with Professor Alison Brysk

19 March 2019, 6:15 pm–7:30 pm

Professor Alison Brysk

This keynote lecture with Professor Alison Brysk outlines a strategy for reclaiming human rights in a post-liberal world.

This event is free.

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Bedford Way (26) G03
26 Bedford Way

Human rights have fallen on hard times, yet are needed now more than ever. We stand at a crossroads between expansion and contraction of rights: new voices, spaces, and pathways contrast with declining democracies, a deepening citizenship gap, and regression in the international regime. How can we secure a pragmatic future for human rights, based on evolving political practice? This keynote lecture will outline a strategy for reclaiming rights in a post-liberal world: reframing, mobilizing, bridging, and contesting rights struggles.

About the Speaker

Alison Brysk

Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at University of California

Alison Brysk is the Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author or editor of fourteen books on human rights, including Speaking Rights to Power, From Tribal Village to Global Village, Human Rights and Private Wrongs, and most recently Contesting Violence Against Women (Oxford University Press). Professor Brysk has been a Fulbright Professor in Canada and India, a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Distinguished Scholar in Human Rights of the International Studies Association as well as the American Political Science Association and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018. She has lectured throughout Latin America, Asia, Europe, Australia and South Africa.