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11:30 - 13:00 3 June 2015

Speaking rights to power


Chadwick B05 Lecture Theatre | Chadwick Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Alison Brysk, University of California

How can “speaking rights to power” build political will to respond to human rights abuse? Examining dozens of cases of human rights campaigns, this book shows how communication politics build recognition, solidarity, and social change. Building on twenty years of research on five continents, this comprehensive study ranges from Aung San Suu Kyi to Anna Hazare, from Congo to Colombia, and from the Arab Spring to Pussy Riot. This book shows how human rights rhetoric matters—and how to make it matter more.


Monica Barbone