Steven L.B. Jensen’s book, The Making of International Human Rights: The 1960s, Decolonization, and the Reconstruction of Global Values, argues that historians of human rights have ignored the role of countries in the Global South in driving the development of human rights, especially in the 1960s. His book has sparked important discussions amongst those interested in human rights, law, and postcolonial studies – for example, through this widely circulated article.
The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, in conjunction with All Souls College, is hosting a discussion of Steven Jensen’s book on Monday 28 November from 1pm-2.30pm in the Old Library at All Souls. Steven Jensen will begin with an outline of his book’s argument. Professor Kate O’Regan (director of the Bonavero Institute) and Professor Karma Nabulsi (Department of Politics and IR) will offer commentaries. There will then be 30-40 minutes for questions and comments. The event will be chaired by Edward Mortimer (Distinguished Fellow, All Souls).