Book Talk - Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century


Thursday, October 26, 2017, 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Harvard Kennedy School, Littauer Building, Fainsod Room (3rd floor)

See also: Interview

Professor Kathryn Sikkink will participate in a Carr Center panel discussion to launch her groundbreaking new book, Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century.

Evidence for Hope offers a rigorous but hopeful response to the question of whether and how human rights institutions and activists have produced positive change in the world.

The Carr Center is delighted to welcome a dynamic panel for this event, which Executive Director Sushma Raman will moderate:

  • Professor Steven Pinker, Harvard University. Pinker has been named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World Today”, and is a prolific writer, author, and commentator on a diverse array of topics in psychology.
  • Professor Beth Simmons, University of Pennsylvania. Simmons is best known for her work demonstrating the influence that international law has on human rights outcomes around the world.
  • Professor Sergio Aguayo, Colegio de México. Aguayo is a Mexican academic and human rights activist, focused on the roots of violence in Mexico and long-term solutions.