June 17, 2012 Beyond Universalism - Lecture by Amitav Acharya

"Beyond Universalism"

On June 17th 2012, the NFG organized a lecture in cooperation with the KFG Research  College  "The   Transformative  Power  of  Europe" at Freie Universit├Ąt  Berlin by Amitav Acharya. Acharya, Professor  of International Relations at the American University in  Washington, DC spoke on the topic "Beyond  the Universalism – Relativism Debate: the Diffusion  of  Human Rights  Norms  Reconsidered". In his lecture he promoted an inclusive human rights approach  which contains local ownership as well as regional mechanisms. Professor Acharya's publications number over 20 books and 200 journal and magazine articles. His previous appointments include fellow- and professorships at universities in Bristol, Singapore and Toronto as well as Harvard University.  To see Professor Acharya's presentation slides from the lecture please see here.