HKS Affiliated Authors

Co-Director, Women and Public Policy Program
Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government
Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government
Director of Environmental and Natural Resource Program and Senior Research Associate
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy

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Historic photo of a convening at the United Nations

In 2023, the international community celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The creation of such a document—its mere existence—must count among the greatest achievements in human history. 

In recognition of this anniversary, the Carr Center’s latest publication, Making a Movement: The History and Future of Human Rights, delves into the past, present, and future of the human rights movement, evaluating its successes and failures, and presenting potential areas of progress. 

Throughout the publication, you’ll read pieces from 90 Harvard faculty, fellows, and affiliates as they evaluate the intersection of the UDHR and global human rights with the themes of racial justice, transitional justice, economic equality, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, security, migration, changing political systems, climate change, advancing technology, and more.
 

Citations

Carr Center Human Rights for Policy. 12/11/2023. “Making a Movement: The History and Future of Human Rights”. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Kennedy School.