Samuel Moyn: "Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom" | Annual Human Rights@Duke Lecture

Samuel Moyn: "Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom" | Annual Human Rights@Duke Lecture

This year’s annual Human Rights@Duke Lecture featured Yale University professor of law and history Samuel Moyn. “The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. Even as state violations of political rights garnered unprecedented attention due to human rights campaigns, a commitment to material equality disappeared. In its place, market fundamentalism has emerged as the dominant force in national and global economies.” In his provocative new book, "Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World," Samuel Moyn analyzes how and why we chose to make human rights our highest ideals while simultaneously neglecting the demands of a broader social and economic justice. This event was co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, The Duke Human Rights Center at FHI, the History Department, The Center for International and Comparative Law, the Sanford School of Public Policy, the Rubenstein Library, and International and Comparative Studies.