Governance & Human Rights
Conveners: Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl
The Governance and Rights Hub investigates and analyzes global patterns of rights, rule, policy, and institutions. Concerns include Who rules urgent problems that cross borders? How effectively? Are they legitimate? What are the shifting relationships in and among states, markets, global institutions, and global civil society? How do these global patterns of governance affect the rights and empowerment of individuals and communities? What's new in the "21st Century Global Dynamics" of this process?
On March 28, 2018 The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace invited Professor Alison Brysk to give a lecture on Speaking Rights: The Ethos of Human Rights and the Crisis of Cosmopolitanism as part of The Ethical Foundations of Human Rights Conference at the University of Maryland. More information about the The […]
By Alison Brysk Human rights have fallen on hard times yet they are more necessary than ever. People all over the world – from Amazonian villages to Iranian prisons – need human rights to gain recognition, campaign for justice, and save lives. But how can we secure a brighter future […]
Co-Directors of the Governance and Human Rights Hub, Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl, have a new edited volume, “Contracting Human Rights: Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity.” This multidisciplinary book contributes to building understanding of the maturation of human rights, from a dissident doctrine to a dynamic parameter of global governance and […]