CENFAD presents Dr. Barbara Keys "Reclaiming American Virtue: Liberal and Conservative Visions of International Human Rights in the 1970s"

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
1114 W. Polett Walk Weigley Room (914), Gladfelter Hall 9th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy is proud to present a talk by Dr. Barbara Keys as part of its Fall 2014 Colloquia Series. After the Vietnam War, Americans sought a new approach to foreign policy, one that would help move the country past its recent traumas. In her talk, Barbara Keys examines why human rights became the framework that so many--both liberal doves and Cold War hawks--found compelling in the second half of the decade. Keys shows that for both groups, human rights served to reclaim a sense of American benevolence--in ways that were fundamentally about erasing rather than atoning for or coming to grips with the country's recent mistakes. Copies of Dr. Keys' book Reclaiming American Virtue: The Human Rights Revolution of the 1970s will be available for purchase and signing.

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Educational Events
Humanitarian Assistance/Foreign Aid
Human Rights
Foreign Policy/Diplomacy