Institution for Social and Policy Studies

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“Rights and responsibilities on campus and in our professions: Free speech and protest,” Kathryn Sikkink, Harvard Kennedy School

Event time: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 4:30pm through 6:00pm
Location: 
Institution for Social and Policy Studies
77 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Speaker: 
Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Event description: 

2017 CASTLE LECTURES IN ETHICS, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS

The EP&E department is delighted to welcome Kathryn Sikkink to Yale to deliver this year’s Castle Lecture Series based on the topic, “Rediscovering Individual Responsibilities in the Age of Rights.”  We invite the Yale community to attend these timely lectures from this celebrated scholar.  There will be three lectures in the series, all of which will be held at the ISPS building, 77 Prospect Street, Room A002.

Monday, October 9: “The Mystery of the Missing Duties: Why are individual duties absent from human rights law?”

Tuesday, October 10: “Civic responsibilities of a citizen: Individual agency as a tool for addressing structural problems” (This lecture will address issues like voting and paying taxes.)

Wednesday, October 11: “Rights and responsibilities on campus and in our professions: Free speech and protest”

Kathryn Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.  Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, the impact of human rights law and policies, and transitional justice.

Open to: 
General Public
Admission: 
Free