Please find below details for a book launch sponsored by the NYU Center for Bioethics for the volume that Rowan Cruft, Massimo Renzo, and I edited called Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
NYU School of Law’s Lipton Hall
110 West Third Street
New York, NY 10003, USA

Reception to follow.

Featuring speakers Professors Michael Rosen (Harvard), Katja Vogt (Columbia), and Alan Patten (Princeton)

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Our book, Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights, which Rowan Cruft, Massimo Renzo, and I edited, just came out! You can get a copy in the UK from major outlets such as OUP UK and Amazon UK. In the US, you can get the Kindle and Nook versions now. The print version for the US market should be released in late June.

This volume has 36 original contributions and is over 720 pages. Here’s a description of the book:

What makes something a human right? What is the relationship between the moral foundations of human rights and human rights law? What are the difficulties of appealing to human rights?

Friday, October 10 – Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Quadrangle Club, Library
1155 E 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

RSVP using the form at the bottom of this webpage.

This two-day symposium, presented by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, will bring interdisciplinary scholars together to ask first whether there is a human right to health care. Symposium participants will also explore how to define a right to health care and then who has the obligation to provide and protect this right.

Symposium Schedule
Friday, October 10

A number of important philosophical books and articles on the topic of human rights have appeared in recent years including James Nickel’s Making Sense of Human Rights, James Griffin’s On Human Rights, Charles R. Beitz’s The Idea of Human Rights, Martha Nussbaum’s Creating Capabilities, Allen Buchanan’s Heart of Human Rights, and John Tasioulas’s various articles and his planned monograph on human rights.

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