Universal Human Rights and the Nation-State: Japan in Global Perspective

Event time: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 202 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Kiyoteru Tsutsui is Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Professor of Japanese Studies, Deputy Director of the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC), Director of the Japan Program at APARC, Senior Fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Co-Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, and Professor of Sociology, all at Stanford University. His research on the globalization of human rights and its impact on local politics has appeared in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Problems, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and other social science journals. His book publications include Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan(link is external) (Oxford University Press 2018), which received three awards from the American Sociological Association (Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the Section on Political Sociology, Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award from the Section on Sociology of Human Rights, and the Most Outstanding Asia/Transnational Book Award from the Section on Asia and Asian America), and Human Rights and the State: the Power of the Ideal and the Reality of International Politics (人権と国家:理念の力と国際政治の現実(link is external)(Iwanami Shoten 2022), which received the 43rd Ishibashi Tanzan Book Award and the 44th Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities.