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Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Big Questions: What happened to human rights?

The United States has a paradoxical relationship with the modern human rights movement. On the one hand, the U.S. positions itself as progenitor and champion. On the other, it’s an international outlier that has refused to ratify key international treaties. In a country that’s often quick to identify atrocities abroad and slow to see patterns of violation at home, what’s the history and future of human rights in the U.S.? What’s the history of civil rights and human rights in the U.S. and are we becoming more comfortable in a country that values freedom from more than freedom to? 

Join Professor James Dawes, DeWitt Wallace Professor of English and Human Rights and Humanitarianism concentration faculty member, and TBD guest, in conversation with President Suzanne Rivera.


Big Questions events will take place online.
Closed Captioning will be provided.

Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Parents and Families, Staff, Students

Admission: FREE

Sponsors: Advancement, Alumni Engagement, Macalester Fund, President

Listed under: Alumni Events, Featured Events, Front Page Events