Michael Cotey Morgan, 'Human Rights in the Contemporary World: From the Cold War to Guantanamo'

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June 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
June 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Program in the Humanities
Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Michael Cotey Morgan

This lecture is presented as part of the series, “Humanities in Action Wednesdays” by the Program in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The speaker will be Michael Cotey Morgan, an assistant professor of history at UNC.

The idea of human rights gained worldwide currency in the 1960s and 1970s and played a key role in ending the Cold War. This complex idea has provoked fierce debates about U.S. foreign policy, the meaning of peace and the use of torture. Morgan examines contemporary arguments about human rights and discusses how the Cold War’s legacy influences ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and beyond.

This event will take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events. The cost of attendance is $18 if you register in advance, and $20 at the door.

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