The Promise of Human Rights - Todd Landman


This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Today it may strange to talk about the promise of human rights after the first 15 years of the 21st century and the international reaction to the threat of terrorism. Can we be optimistic about the future of human rights?

Professor Todd Landman from the Department of Government is also Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Essex. He has been Director of the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (2010-2013), Director of the Centre for Democratic Governance (2007-2010), Co-Director (2003-2005) and Deputy Director (1999-2003) of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex.

He has a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania (1988), an MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University (1990), an MA in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder (1993) and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Essex (2000).

He has published numerous books, articles, and chapters on the politics of development, democracy and human rights.

He has travelled to over 35 countries working on a variety of training and capacity building projects for national and international public and private organisations.

He appears regularly in the media, at public events, and as an entertainer. He combines his interest in philosophy, history, politics, science, magic and the unknown to provide a unique form of mystery entertainment.

Genre

TED Talks

Length

15:10

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