"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."
—Universal Declaration of Human Rights Adopted by the United Nations in 1948
The Stanford Summer Human Rights Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration that explores emerging issues in human rights through a series of courses, public lectures, and films. The program will focus on international human rights in the 21st century, considering both state and non-state actors in securing rights for all.
HUMAN RIGHTS LECTURE SERIES
“The Shah”: Human Rights in Iran and the Aesthetics of Dissent
Abbas Milani, Director, Hamid & Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, Stanford
Abbas Milani is an expert in US-Iran relations as well as Iranian cultural, political, and security issues. He is co-founder of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. Milani is the author of ten books about Iran and is widely published in both academic and popular journals. He has been interviewed for numerous national and international radio and television programs, including segments on CNN, BBC, NPR, PBS NewsHour, Anderson Cooper, and Charlie Rose. Milani received a PhD from the University of Hawaii.
The Human Rights Program is sponsored by Stanford Summer Session. Collaborators include Stanford Continuing Studies, the Program on Human Rights at CDDRL, Stanford Master of Liberal Arts, ICU Community College Human Rights Program, the United Nations Association Film Festival, Stanford Summer Theater, and the departments of International Relations, English, and Philosophy.
Free and open to public