Dr. Beth Simmons

The Future of Human Rights

November 9, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Phelps Stokes Auditorium

Dr. Simmons, a Political Science and Law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, explores the roots of human rights and how human rights became an international priority. She details how and why the U.S. has both assisted and resisted international human rights law around the world. Simmons suggests that there is hope that human rights could thrive under certain conditions. Begley-Van Cleve Lecture.