Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom

A Lecture by Samuel Moyn

Wednesday, May 23, 5-7pm

Location: Harper Memorial Library, Room 140
Light reception to follow

The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. Even as state violations of political rights garnered unprecedented attention due to human rights campaigns, a commitment to material equality disappeared. In its place, market fundamentalism has emerged as the dominant force in national and global economies. In his provocative new book, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, Samuel Moyn analyzes how and why we chose to make human rights our highest ideals while simultaneously neglecting the demands of a broader social and economic justice. The talk will be followed by a reception. More info on Sam here