The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: A Conversation with Professor James Loeffler


Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Wexner 102, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA

udhrlogoThis fall, the Carr Center celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights that has been translated into over 500 languages.

Join us in a conversation with Professor James Loeffler of the University of Virginia and Carr Center Senior Fellow Judge Mark Wolf  on the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and its relevance to the human rights and anti-corruption movements today.

Loeffler's second book, Rooted Cosmopolitans. Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century  was published in May 2018 by Yale University Press.


jameslJames Loeffler is Jay Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History at the University of Virginia. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia Universities, he pursued postgraduate studies in Israel at the Pardes Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He went on to serve as Sound Archivist at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. His scholarly work has been supported by fellowships from the Dorot Foundation, the Wexner Foundation, the Fulbright Fellowship, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Mellon Foundation. He has served as Dean's Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center, Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, and Robert A. Savitt Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.