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Book Panel. Reclaiming Human Rights in a Changing World Order
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1219 International Affairs Building
420 W 118th Street, 12th floor

This is a hybrid (in-person/virtual) event. Registration required for attendance. Please note that all attendees must follow Columbia’s COVID-19 Policies and Guidelines. Columbia University is committed to protecting the health and safety of its community. To that end, all visiting alumni and guests must meet the University requirement of full vaccination status in order to attend in-person events. Vaccination cards may be checked upon entry to all venues. All other attendees may participate virtually on Zoom or YouTube.

The world’s post-Second World War system of global human rights faces historic and multiple challenges. Autocratic and elected populist governments are actively seeking to undermine international and regional human rights frameworks and norms. At the same time, new technologies are placing unprecedented power in the hands of autocratic governments or aspiring autocrats.

Can international and regional human rights norms and mechanisms be reformed to meet these threats or will they continue to fray in the face of geopolitical competition and domestic pressures?

Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion of a new Chatham House-Brookings Institution book, Reclaiming Human Rights in a Changing World Order. The book seeks to analyze these multiple changes and their impacts on global and regional human rights systems to provide specific recommendations for diplomats, governments, activists and scholars.



Alexander Cooley, Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, Barnard College





Thompson Chengeta, Reader in Law, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom





Christopher Sabatini, Senior Research Fellow, U.S. and the Americas Programme, Chatham House, United Kingdom and Senior Lecturer of Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science





Angelita Baeyens, Vice President of International Advocacy and Litigation, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights





Asli Ü. Bâli, Professor of Law, Yale Law School, United States




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