June 17, 2012 Beyond Universalism - Lecture by Amitav Acharya
On June 17th 2012, the NFG organized a lecture in cooperation with the KFG Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe" at Freie Universität 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.