This course examines international human rights from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives to understand their origins and their purchase on our both our moral imagination and our political life today. Applying tools from history, political theory, and international relations to concrete legal case studies, our goal is to understand the sources and logic of human rights ideas in modern and contemporary political life. No prerequisites. This course complements, but does not presuppose, the standard International Human Rights law class.
Note: This course is cross-listed with FAS as History 1329.