There was a global explosion of interest in human rights in the 1970s. Americans at the time believed that they were leaders in this initiative. But Americans did not get there first. In fact, one might argue they got there last. Focusing on the rise of new transnational forces that transformed the international order in the late twentieth century, Bradley explains why America lagged behind the rest of the world in the “imagination of human rights.”
About the Speaker
Mark Philip Bradley is the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of History and the Faculty Director of Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at The University of Chicago.