Human Rights is Lecture Topic

The role of the United Nations in protecting human rights around the world will be the subject of a lecture at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. (Wednesday) March 13.

Jack Donnelly, a professor in the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver, will discuss “The United Nations and Human Rights: Past Achievements and Future Prospects.” The talk, in the Benjamin Mays Center, is open to the public at no charge.

Donnelly’s lecture is part of a series sponsored by the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, “Transnationalism and the United Nations After 50 years.”

Donnelly is the author of the books “International Human Rights,” “Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice” and “The Concept of Human Rights,” and of numerous articles and monographs. He has lectured around the world on human rights and civil liberties.

Before joining the faculty at Denver in 1992, Donnelly taught at the University of North Carolina, the College of the Holy Cross, Tulane University and Mills College.

He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Georgetown University and a doctorate at the University of California.

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