September 16, 2010 9:00 - 10:00 P.M.
- Human Rights In History
- "Bill Clinton dabbled in human rights while outlining a new post–cold war foreign policy, but the Democratic politician now in the White House has spurned them. Few developments seem more surprising than the fact that Barack Obama rarely mentions human rights, especially since past enthusiasts for them like Samantha Power and Anne-Marie Slaughter have major roles in his foreign policy shop. Obama has given no major speech on the subject and has subordinated the concerns associated with human rights, such as taking absolute moral stands against abusive dictators, to a wider range of pragmatic foreign policy imperatives. As his Nobel remarks made plain, Obama is a 'Christian realist' inclined to treat human sin, not human rights, as the point of departure for thinking about America's relation to the world's many injustices and horrors."
- The Future of Human Rights - Center for American Progress
- "America did not invent human rights, human rights invented America." - Jimmy Carter
- Power Of One - Bomshel