miércoles, 17 de junio de 2015

Mark Philip Bradley: Defining Human Rights @UChicago

Our consensus on what constitutes a human right dates back only to the 1940s, when the global human rights imagination first began to take shape. In this lecture, Mark Philip Bradley chronicles the complex histories that have formed our contemporary understanding of human rights and illustrates how that understanding has become a force behind international and local politics.

miércoles, 11 de marzo de 2015

Reimagining Affirmative Action | Harvard Graduate School of Education

Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University explains how the social costs of racial preferences actually outweigh any of the marginal benefits when effective race-neutral alternatives are available.

William F. Schulz, "Is Human Dignity Inherent? UChicago Human Rights Program

This lecture is part of the series "Key Issues in Human Rights" by William F. Schulz, President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and the Richard & Ann Pozen Visiting Professor in Human Rights, University of Chicago. 

lunes, 11 de agosto de 2014

Why Love Matters for Justice: Workshop on Martha Nussbaum's 'Political Emotions'

Martha Nussbaum
Martha Nussbaum has for many years been at the forefront in exploring the nature of the emotions, their place in a flourishing human life, and their practical significance for politics and law. In her book, Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice (Harvard University Press, 2013), she turns her attention to the emotional roots of a liberal political order.

The workshop began with a brief description by Professor Nussbaum of the aims of Political Emotions and was followed by four half-hour presentations on some of the book's key themes - the place of emotions within political liberalism, the nature and political significance of compassion and of its enemies, such as disgust, fear, envy and shame, and the fostering of a morally justifiable patriotism.
  • Introduction and Overview – Martha Nussbaum and John Tasioulas
  • Session 1: Emotions in Political Liberalism – John Tasioulas
  • Session 2: Compassion – Amia Srinivasan
  • Session 3: Enemies of Compassion – George Letsas
  • Session 4: Patriotism – Sarah Fine