Back to the Future: Human Rights Approaches for the 21st Century

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Event Time: 
4:30 p.m.
Location: 
016 Robertson Hall

Hurst Hannum, Professor of International Law at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, presented a public talk, "Back to the Future: Human Rights Approaches for the 21st Century," at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall. The lecture was part of LISD's 10th anniversary lecture series, "Changing Notions of State, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination." This lecture was co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School.

Hurst Hannum is Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where his focus is on human rights and its role in the international legal and political order, including, in particular, issues such as self-determination, humanitarian intervention, and conflict resolution. His scholarly work has been complemented by service as consultant/adviser to a number of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, including the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Department of Political Affairs. He has served as counsel in cases before European and Inter-American human rights bodies and is a member of the boards of Minority Rights Group International (London) and International Service for Human Rights (Geneva). Professor Hannum is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on international law and human rights, including International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy, and Process (5th ed. 2011), Negotiating Self-Determination (2006); Guide to International Human Rights Practice (4th ed. 2004); and Autonomy, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination: The Accommodation of Conflicting Rights (rev. ed. 1996). Professor Hannum has recently been a visiting professor at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary (2010-2011) and the University of Hong Kong (2006-2008) and has taught at Harvard, American University, Georgia, and Virginia.