Making Human Rights a Reality
Emilie M. Hafner-Burton is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of International Justice and Human Rights, director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, and a joint professor for the department of political science at UC San Diego. She is the author of Making Human Rights a Reality, which takes a look at why it's been so hard for international law to have much impact in parts of the world where human rights are most at risk.
Most recently, Hafner-Burton served as professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University, where she held joint appointments in the department of politics and the Woodrow Wilson School for International and Public Affairs. She also served as a research scholar at Stanford Law School and fellow of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) with additional appointments at Oxford and Stanford.
Hafner-Burton's research examines ways to improve protections for human rights, the design of international and regional trade policy, and a wide array of other topics related to the use of economic sanctions, social network analysis and international law.
In her Athenaeum talk, Hafner-Burton will explore what social science is teaching us about how to protect human rights around the globe.
Professor Hafner-Burton's Athenaeum talk is co-sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies and the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights.