Harvard Across America Series: Voter Participation in Perilous Times
Join us for an interactive discussion with Harvard Professor of Human Rights Policy Dr. Kathryn Sikkink. A virtual event hosted by the Harvard Club of San Francisco. Free.
Prof. Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, and the impact of human rights law and policies.
In her latest book The Hidden Face of Rights: Toward a Politics of Responsibility (Yale 2020), she argues that we cannot truly implement human rights unless we also recognize human responsibilities, giving examples from diverse issues like climate change, voting, digital privacy, and campus sexual assault.
Topics for discussion include:
- Voting responsibilities as a corollary to voting rights
- How to mobilize individuals about their responsibility to vote
Zoom meeting link and dial-in information will be sent the day of the event to those who RSVP. Please make sure you are all set to use Zoom before the conference. Click here to Get Started on Zoom.
Event Organizer: Jorge Jaramillo, President Harvard Club of San Francisco
About the speaker: Kathryn Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, the impact of human rights law and policies, and transitional justice.
Her publications include Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century; The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics (awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Center Book Award and the WOLA/Duke University Award); Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America; Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics (co-authored with Margaret Keck and awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas for Improving World Order and the ISA Chadwick Alger Award for Best Book in the area of International Organizations); The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Compliance (co-edited with Thomas Risse and Stephen Ropp); and The Hidden Face of Rights: Toward a Politics of Responsibilities.
She holds an MA and a PhD from Columbia University. Sikkink has been a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and a Guggenheim fellow. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the editorial board of International Organization.