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The Future of Human Rights

The Future of Human Rights

7/9/22 - 7/16/22

Human rights have long been held as foundational, moral principles protected by national and international law. In this week, Chautauqua looks to the future of human rights both abroad and at home. Great strides have been made across the globe in the more than 70 years since the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights; indeed, human rights have become central to the conversation regarding peace, security and development, and more explicit protections in international law now protect women, children, victims of torture and many other populations. There is much to be celebrated, and still much to be accomplished. What work must still be done in this critical global field, central to our ethics and morality as a human species? What newly recognized rights will shape this work going forward?

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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The Future of Human Rights
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    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Sunday, July 10, 2022.

    Morning Worship Service with Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews (he/him/his) brings over 30 years of leadership experience – as a senior pastor, grassroots leader, psalmist, and community organizer – to his work as Deputy Director for Faith in A...

  • Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews - Monday

    Originally broadcast at 9:15 a.m. ET Monday, July 11, 2022.

    Morning Worship Service with Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews (he/him/his) brings over 30 years of leadership experience – as a senior pastor, grassroots leader, psalmist, and community organizer – to his work as Deputy Director for Faith in Ac...

  • Alison Brysk

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Monday, July 11, 2022.

    Alison Brysk is the Mellichamp Chair of Global Governance in the Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has authored or edited 15 books on international human rights, including 2018’s The Futur...

  • Rev. Adam Taylor

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 11, 2022.

    Rev. Adam Russell Taylor is president of Sojourners and author of A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community. Follow him on Twitter @revadamtaylor. Rev. Taylor previously led the Faith Initiative at the World ...

  • Reva Siegel: Robert H. Jackson Lecture

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. ET Monday, July 11, 2022.

    Reva Siegel will give the 18th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States. Siegel is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where her scholarship draws on legal history to explo...

  • Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews - Tuesday

    Originally broadcast at 9:15 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

    Morning Worship Service with Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews (he/him/his) brings over 30 years of leadership experience – as a senior pastor, grassroots leader, psalmist, and community organizer – to his work as Deputy Director for Faith in A...

  • Nicole Austin-Hillery

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

    Nicole Austin-Hillery is the first-ever executive director of the U.S. Program at Human Rights Watch, where her work focuses on addressing and combatting systemic racism, improving the U.S. immigration system, tackling rights problems...

  • Layli Miller-Muro

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

    Layli Miller-Muro founded and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tahirih Justice Center for over 20 years. Tahirih is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting women, girls, and other survivors from human rights a...

  • Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews - Wednesday

    Originally broadcast at 9:15 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

    Morning Worship Service with Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews (he/him/his) brings over 30 years of leadership experience – as a senior pastor, grassroots leader, psalmist, and community organizer – to his work as Deputy Director for Faith in...

  • Chelsea Follett

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

    Chelsea Follett is the managing editor of HumanProgress.org, a project of the Cato Institute that seeks to educate the public on global improvements in well‐being by providing commentary and free empirical data on long‐term developm...

  • Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

    Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, a native of Sudan, is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law, associate professor in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and senior fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religio...

  • The Raleigh Ringers

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

    This internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir dazzles audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music. Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers have performed in 39 U.S. States, t...

  • Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews - Thursday

    Originally broadcast at 9:15 a.m. ET Thursday, July 14, 2022.

    Morning Worship Service with Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews (he/him/his) brings over 30 years of leadership experience – as a senior pastor, grassroots leader, psalmist, and community organizer – to his work as Deputy Director for Faith in ...

  • Noah Feldman

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday, July 14, 2022.

    Noah Feldman is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Axios’ resident legal scholar and a Bloomberg opinion columnist who is regarded as one of the great legal minds of the time. He joins the Chautauqua Lectur...

  • Cornell William Brooks

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 14, 2022.

    Cornell William Brooks is Hauser Professor of the Practice of Nonprofit Organizations and Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice at Harvard Kennedy School, where he leads as Director of The William Monroe Tr...

  • CLSC: "Civil Resistance" with Erica Chenoweth

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, July 14, 2022.

    For a long time, it was believed that violence was the only way to contest power. Some notable violent revolutions, the French Revolution, the American Revolution, the Haitian Independence War, the Vietnam War, etc., were often used t...

  • Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews - Friday

    Originally broadcast at 9:15 a.m. ET Friday, July 15, 2022.

    Morning Worship Service with Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews (he/him/his) brings over 30 years of leadership experience – as a senior pastor, grassroots leader, psalmist, and community organizer – to his work as Deputy Director for Faith in Ac...

  • Nadia Murad

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday, July 15, 2022.

    A human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Nadia Murad is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. The founder and president of the non-profit Nadia’s Initiative, Murad will be joined by translator...

  • Kathryn A. Sikkink

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 15, 2022.

    Kathryn A. Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and an affiliated faculty member at Harvard Law School and Government Department. Sikkink works on international norms and institution...