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ACTIVISM IN THE SHADOWS OF UNIVERSALISM Elisions and Accents in the History of Human Rights

Meredith Terretta shows how historical inquiry contributes to an understanding of contemporary human rights as contingent. Using 20th century Africa as a case study, Terretta focuses on transregional activism to demonstrate that rights claims from colonial settings preceded a discursive structure of universal human rights emerging in 1948. A FRIENDS ONLY EVENT


Meredith Terretta, School of Historical Studies

Speaker Affiliation

Louise and John Steffens Founders' Circle Member

Date & Time
May 20, 2016 | 12:001:00pm


Dilworth Room


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