Torture and Human Rights Since 1945

Seminar | April 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Barbara Keys, University of Melbourne

 Institute of International Studies, Department of History

On Wednesday, April 11, the Berkeley Global History Seminar will host Barbara Keys, one of the discipline’s leading historians of international affairs. Keys received her Ph.D. from Harvard and is now Professor of History at the University of Melbourne. Her research and publications touch on a wide variety of issues, including human rights, the influence of transnational movements and organizations on international affairs, the role of emotions in history, the history of sport, and the intersection of communication technology and activism. She is the author of two award-winning monographs: Globalizing Sport: National Rivalry and International Community in the 1930s; and Reclaiming American Virtue: The Human Rights Revolution of the 1970s, and has several other projects in the works. We’ll be discussing a draft chapter from one of her books-in-progress, entitled “Torture and Human Rights Since 1945.”

 elliott.smith@berkeley.edu