The 11th Annual Minerva Lecture
Prof. James Loeffler, University of Virginia:
The Small End of the Shofar: Reimagining Human Rights History
Contemporary international human rights law positions the particular as the enemy of the universal. Global justice requires transcending tribalism. Identity is the enemy. In this lecture, James Loeffler will challenge this view by retrieving the lost twentieth-century Jewish history of human rights and atrocity law. Drawing on his recent book, Rooted Cosmopolitans, he will explore alternative historical models for thinking beyond the universal/particular and individual/group binaries that continue to define and constrain international legal thought and practice today.
The Invitation can be found here.