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The Coming Good Society: Why New Realities Demand New Rights (virtual)

Two authors with decades of experience promoting human rights argue that, as the world changes around us, rights hardly imaginable today will come into being.

Drawing on their vast experience as human rights advocates, William Schulz and Sushma Raman challenge us to think hard about how rights evolve with changing circumstances, and what rights will look like ten, twenty, or fifty years from now. Against those who hold that rights are static and immutable, Schulz and Raman argue that rights must adapt to new realities or risk being consigned to irrelevance. To preserve and promote the good society—one that protects its members’ dignity and fosters an environment in which people will want to live—we must at times rethink the meanings of familiar rights and consider the introduction of entirely new rights.

Now is one of those times. The Coming Good Society details the many frontiers of rights today and the debates surrounding them. Schulz and Raman equip us with the tools to engage the present and future of rights so that we understand their importance and know where we stand.

Join the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the Politics, Philosophy and Economics program, and the Northeastern University Law School's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy for a virtual discussion and Q&A with the authors Schulz and Raman. 

Wednesday, March 9 at 12:45pm to 2:15pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lecture, Book Talk/Reading

Departments

CSSH, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Master Calendar

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