The Human Right to Dominate: A Conversation with Neve Gordon

11/09/2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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Regenstein Library, Room 122B

*NEW LOCATION* Regenstein Library Room 122B

At the turn of the new millennium, a new phenomenon has emerged: conservatives who just decades before had rejected the expanding human rights culture began to embrace human rights in order to advance their own political goals. Join the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights in welcoming professor Neve Gordon (Ben-Gurion University) as he accounts for how human rights—generally conceived as a counterhegemonic instrument for righting historical injustices—are being deployed to subjugate the weak and legitimize domination.

Gordon is a Leverhulme visiting professor at SOAS, University of London, and a professor of politics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a public intellectual and activist. As a scholar, he writes about international law, human rights, the ethics of violence, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and political theory. His articles and opinion pieces appear frequently in the Nation, Washington Post, Guardian, Al Jazeera, and Huffington Post. His most recent piece is “A Hero Turned Villain: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Annihilation of Myanmar’s Rohingya.”

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