At the 1963 March on Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr spoke of “the fierce urgency of now,” the need for immediate, “vigorous and positive action” on civil rights. This year, the Carr Center will host a series of talks that will examine the current state of human rights in the country, and worldwide. Please see our calendar for all upcoming dates and times.
*Please note, times/rooms might change. Always check our calendar for the most up-to-date information!*
In the next talk of the series, Salil Shetty, former Secretary General of Amnesty International USA, will give a talk titled, "Increasing Government Accountability to Promote Human Rights."
Shetty stepped down from Amnesty International on July 8, after holding the position of secretary-general for eight years. A long-term activist on issues of poverty and justice, Shetty led the movement's international work to end human rights violations and spearheaded a significant shift of the organization’s operations to the global south.
“Salil is a dedicated leader who brings with him gravitas and a real understanding of the complex, interconnected human rights issues that our center is grappling with,” said Carr Center Faculty Director Mathias Risse. “His expansive experience and long-term commitment to the field of justice and human rights will help us spearhead new initiatives, research, and robust programming at the Carr Center, and we look forward to having him here.”