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60th Anniv Banner 2008
Carr Center Celebrates
60th Anniversary
of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Over the course of the 2008-09 academic year the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy hosted several events designed to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, on this, the 60th anniversary of its creation. Events included a campus-wide kickoff light show as well as a series of presentations, each focusing on a different one of the Declarations thirty articles.

Celebratory Activities Included:

A Speaker Series... A Light Installation... A Video Animation...
UDHR Series Poster Widiner Library UNHR Animation
Each week from September 17, 2008 - April 29, 2009, our weekly speaker series will invite a guest speaker to examine one of the Declaration's 30 articles in depth. The “60.30.1 Light Installation” consisted of eleven exterior displays located on sites throughout the Harvard campus. For three nights, in an arresting spray-paint/stencil style, each projected a different article. As part of the anniversary celebration, a unique piece of artwork, this video animation, was created. It was originally projected on the exterior of Harvard's Widener Library.
More on the Speaker Series

More To Do:

Read the Declaration... Watch Video... Give Feed-Back...
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of the most important milestones in the ongoing effort to make human rights basic rights for all the world's population. It's worth examining how its structured and how its authors struggled to balance humanitarian imperatives against political reality. Many of the presentations from the Wednesday noontime series were video taped. See Howard Zinn and other key human rights players discuss an article of their choosing. Making the the Speaker Series happen required a great deal of time and resources. Please let us know how you felt about the series so that we can do our best to invest these resources most wisely going forward. Your suggestions for future series or presentations would also be greatly appreciated.
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from the Speaker Series
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