Education, Dialogue, Social Action

Religion and Human Rights After the 2016 Election

Samuel Moyn is Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law and Professor of History at Harvard University. He received a doctorate in modern European history from the University of California- Berkeley in 2000 and a law degree from Harvard University in 2001. He has written several books on European intellectual history and human rights history, including The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (Harvard University Press, 2010), and edited a number of others. His new book, based on the Mellon Distinguished Lectures at the University of Pennsylvania, is Christian Human Rights (2015).

Public Panel with Professor Samuel Moyn Greg Johnson (Religious Studies, CU) • Susan Kent (History, CU) • Carl Raschke (Religious Studies, DU) • Joshua Wilson (Political Science, DU)

Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Eaton Humanities, Room 250 (second floor) CU Boulder campus 1610 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO

Please RSVP to CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu.

What will the future of human rights look like after the 2016 election? How have religious traditions shaped our thinking about human dignity and democracy in the past, and how might the relationship between religion and human rights change in a time marked by developments such as populist movements, Brexit, and the election of Donald Trump? Our guest scholar, Professor Samuel Moyn, will join an interdisciplinary panel of CU and DU faculty to explore these questions, reflecting on the fraught history—and uncertain future— of religion and human rights.