The lecture series will focus on questions such as "Why did human rights evolve into a separate field of interdisciplinary research?"; "What methods are being used to investigate human rights, and what are the results so far?"; and "Are human rights respected in academic practice?" In an attempt to do justice to the many different perspectives, prominent representatives of various disciplines will be in charge of each day's topic. All the featured projects, studies, or discourses will address academia and research with a focus on human rights. Following each presentation, there will be an opportunity for discussion. Some of the lectures will be given in English. All of them are open to the public, and admission is free.
The speakers will address issues related, for example, to medical ethics and the future of human dignity, or they will make epistemological reflections on human rights. Other topics under discussion will be education as a human right, human rights research in international relations, and the role of research in Dahlem with respect to human rights violations during the colonial era and National Socialism.
The lecture series is being sponsored by the Ernst Reuter Association, the supporting society of the International Relations master's program, IB an der Spree, and the General Student Council (Allgemeiner Studierenden Ausschuss, AStA) of Freie Universität Berlin.
Time and Place
- Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Ihnestr. 21, 14195 Berlin, Lecture Hall A; subway station: Thielplatz (U3)