Human Rights Law Society presents Wiktor Osiantynski, "Are Human Rights Still Universal?"

Date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: 
The Law School, Room II

Please join us on Tuesday for a special lecture:

Are Human Rights Still Universal?

 

Wiktor Osiatynski

Central European University , Budapest

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

4-5:30 pm

Room II, The Law School

1111 East 60th Street

 ~Refreshments Will Be Served~

 

Biography

 

Dr. Wiktor Osiatynski holds degrees (Ph.D. and J.S.D.) in law and sociology and is a university professor at the Legal Programme at the Central European University in Budapest since 1995. His main scholarly interests lie in the comparative study of individual rights and constitutionalism. Between 1991 and 2001 he taught comparative constitutionalism and was a co-director of the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe at the University of Chicago Law School. He has written 20 books, the majority of which are on the comparative history of social and political thought; the most recent of which is "Human Rights and Their Limits" (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Mr. Osiatynski also teaches at the Human Rights master programme at the University of Siena, Italy, at the multi-disciplinary centre for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut  and at a number of postgraduate courses on human rights at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Warsaw . 

 

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, Human Rights Law Society, Center for

International Studies, and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies.

 

For more information, please contact human-rights@uchicago.edu or call 773-834-0957.