Evidence For Hope


Wednesday, March 7
7 pm - 9:30 pm

McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street, SE
Mpls, MN 55455

Please join Barbara Frey and the Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota as we welcome U of M Regents Professor Emerita Kathryn Sikkink to campus to speak on the legitimacy and effectiveness of the human rights movement. Marking the release of her newest book, Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century, Kathryn draws on decades of research and fieldwork to make the case that human rights do in fact work - that while change comes slowly and often with great struggle, human rights movements have been vastly effective. 

We invite you join us for this thought-provoking, engaging, and hopeful discussion by one of the foremost scholars on human rights movements. 

Kathryn Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is a Regents Professor Emerita of the University of Minnesota, having served as Professor of Political Science from 1988-2013. Kathryn's previous books include The Justice Cascade and Activists beyond Borders.

The event is open to the public. Advance registration is requested. A dessert reception will follow Kathryn's talk.