Featured St. Norbert’s College Lecturer: Dr. Robert Pyne
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
2014 was a difficult year for human rights. Militarized police faced off against protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. Homes and schools were leveled in Gaza. Thousands died from Ebola, victimized by poverty and inadequate healthcare. Waves of refugees fled from violent conflict. ISIS murdered humanitarians and sought to destroy whole populations. Are we seeing the end of human rights progress? Have rights advocates been too idealistic? What comes next, and on what basis might we expect a more hopeful future?