Mathias Risse

Sep 22, 2022

On "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights"

A Discussion with Mathias Risse

New Books Network 2022

In 1948, the United Nations presented a document outlining human rights for every person in the world. This document was called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document has inspired human rights movements around the globe and gave the world something tangible to strive for. Mathias Risse is the Lucius Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration, as well as the Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is the author of On Global Justice and On Justice: Philosophy, History, Foundations. See more information on our website,

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