UPDATE: This event will be in the style of a “town hall” where registrants can use the raise hand function on Zoom during the Q&A session. Once called upon, participants will be notified and will need to turn on their microphones. They will then be allowed ask questions directly to the panelists.
The killing of George Floyd and the wave of protests that followed bring to life the current struggle for civil rights, human rights, and social justice. Why did the protests go global? How does the history of global responses to American injustice inform our understanding of contemporary developments? What unites protestors in hundreds of cities across the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia? This program will explore the connection between racial protest in America and the quest for international human rights.
Mary L. Dudziak, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University, is a leading legal historian of the U.S. and the world. She is past-president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and an honorary fellow of the American Society for Legal History.
Brenda Gayle Plummer teaches jointly in the departments of History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her major research interests are the history of U.S. foreign relations, race in international affairs, African American history, and Caribbean history.
Leslie Vinjamuri will moderate this conversation. She is dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs and director of the U.S. and the Americas Programme at Chatham House.
This program is co-sponsored by Carnegie Council and Open Society University Network.