Mark Bradley – The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

Mark Bradley
The World Reimagined book cover

Concerns about rights in the United States have a long history, but the articulation of global human rights in the twentieth century was something altogether different.

In his recent book, The World Reimagined, Mark Philip Bradley explores for the first time how these revolutionary developments became believable to Americans beginning in the 1940s and culminated in the power of today’s ubiquitous moral language of human rights.

In this lecture, Bradley will focus on the 1970s and the ways in which the rise of moral witness and new testimonial practices fundamentally transformed American apprehensions of human rights in that pivotal decade.

Twitter hashtag for this event: #CCWBradley

This event will be recorded as a video podcast.


Professor Mark Bradley (University of Chicago)


Sarah Miller-Davenport (University of Sheffield)


27 February 2017, 5.00pm - 7.00pm


Eirini Karamouzi
Phone: +44 114 222 2574
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Humanities Research Institute (HRI)

34 Gell Street
South Yorkshire
S3 7QY
United Kingdom

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