Past EventsSaturday, February 20
Human Rights and Values for Our Times
Chair: Helena Kennedy
Francesca Klug, Helena Kennedy and Susan Neiman invite us to consider what is distinctive about the ethics and practice of human rights, exploring such topics as Enlightenment values and what constitutes a just and fair society.
Helena Kennedy QC is one of the UK's most distinguished lawyers. She has practised at the Bar for 40 years in the field of criminal law and sits in the House of Lords. Principal of Mansfield College Oxford, and Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Institute of Human Rights, the recipient of countless honours, she is also an author and broadcaster and has recently been appointed Chair of the Man Booker Foundation.
Francesca Klug is a visiting professor and member of the Advisory Board at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE. Formerly Director of the Human Rights Futures Project and a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, she is Chair Elect of Freedom from Torture. She has researched, written and lectured on human rights for 25 years, most recently publishing A Magna Carta for all Humanity: Homing in on Human Rights in 2015.
Susan Neiman is an American moral philosopher who has taught at Yale and Tel Aviv University. She currently lives in Germany, where she is the Director of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam. Her previous books include Moral Clarity; Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin and Evil in Modern Thought.