2019/11/18 Carroll Smith-Rosenberg -Race, Rights and Revolution
Race, Rights and Revolution—Democratic Enigmas, Relentless Struggles and the Modern Republic: A History
Date: 11/18 MON
Venue: R106A HA Building 2 at NCTU
Political democracy, republican governance and a commitment to human rights took form during one of the most radical periods in human history—the Age of Revolution, a time of chaos and transformation, a moment when the political world seemed remade and the promise of freedom unlimited. Today millions of stateless people roam the world from Miramar to Afghanistan, from Palestine and Syria to the Sudan and Central America. The UN Declaration of Human Rights has become a hollow promise, the cry “Never Again” a cruel mockery. How were the Age of Revolution’s brave promises of freedom and democracy, liberty and equality so brutally betrayed?