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Joint IR/Bradford Seminar with Kathryn Sikkink: Towards a Politics of Rights and Responsibilities for Climate Change

Oct 14, 2019 12:15PM to 01:15PM
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
399 Ruehl Family Room


Open to the Public, Registration Required
Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

This lecture is a joint event with the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (NCGG) IR Seminars and the David Bradford Energy and Environmental Seminar Series, organized by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and Environment. Attendance by Princeton students, faculty and staff is encouraged. Please note that the location is different from the usual location for either of these seminar series. 

Bradford seminars are open to the public on a limited basis with approved RSVP to ccrosby@princeton.edu


Kathryn Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School of Government.   She is an international relations scholar best known for her work on human rights, international norms, transnational advocacy networks and transitional justice. Her book Activists beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics (co-authored with Margaret Keck) was awarded the Grawemeyer Award and the ISA Chadwick Alger Award). Her 2011 book, The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics (awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Center Book Award, and the WOLA/Duke University Award), explores the emergence and impact of individual criminal accountability of state officials for past human rights violations. Sikkink’s 2017 book, Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century (Princeton University Press) documents the legitimacy and effectiveness of human rights law, institutions, and movements. Her forthcoming book from Yale University Press The Hidden Face of Rights, based on her Castle Lectures, argued for diverse actors to embrace responsibilities as a means of more fully implementing human rights. Sikkink has been a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and a Guggenheim fellow. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations. Sikkink holds an MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

For more information about this event and other lectures in the series, visit the C-PREE website: https://cpree.princeton.edu/bradford-seminars