Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, Jewish and Muslim legal scholars and intellectuals have helped draft many other agreements and statements on human rights, which have a specific regional or national scope.
W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)
What religious and ethical norms underlie these agreements? And what are the primary features of the current Jewish and Muslim discourse over the adaptation and practical enforcement of human rights outside of Europe and North America?
Michael Galchinsky and Mashood Baderin will debate these and other questions. Moderation: Dr. Nahed Samour, Lichtenberg-Kolleg, The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study.
Michael Galchinsky is Associate Provost of the Organization for Institutional Effectiveness and a member of the Center for Human Rights and Democracy at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is the author of several books, including Jews and Human Rights: Dancing at Three Weddings.
Mashood Baderin is Professor of Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He was appointed to the United Nations Human Rights Council as expert advisor on the human rights situation in Sudan. His books include International Human Rights and Islamic Law.
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Lecture Series 2017/18: Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights (6)
Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights
Our lecture series addresses controversial human rights topics arising in various walks of life and examines them from Jewish and Islamic perspectives. For every lecture, we invite two scholars who present their own positions and then engage in a dialogue.
My God, Your God, No God
With Leora Batnitzky (Princeton University) and Anver Emon (University of Toronto)
14 Jun 2018 (with video recording)
Equal before God and Humans?
With Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College) and Katajun Amirpur (University of Hamburg)
3 May 2018 (with video recording)
How Much Criticism Do Judaism and Islam Tolerate?
With Suzanne Last Stone (Yeshiva University) and Anshuman Mondal (University of East Anglia), in English and German
12 Apr 2018 (with video recording)
The Right to Life
With David Novak (University of Toronto) and Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University)
8 Mar 2018 (with video recording)
Human Rights Treaties and How They are Received
With Michael Galchinsky (Georgia State University) and Mashood Baderin (University of London)
25 Jan 2018 (with video recording)
Human Rights and Religions – A Contradiction?
With Shaheen Sardar Ali (University of Warwick) and Jill Jacobs (Rabbi and the Managing Director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights)
23 Nov 2017 (with video recording)