“The Nuremberg Idea” offers a historically-informed answer to one of the key social theory questions of our time: How did “human rights” become a concept that even the most heinous regimes feel they need to buy into? In tackling this question through the vector of the term “crimes against humanity,” this history offers a new transdisciplinary analysis of how human rights norms are formed, transmitted, and sustained, both domestically and at the supra-national level. Nuremberg-infused ideas about accountability and sovereignty have unfolded throughout the postwar era, culminating in the United Nations’ official adoption of the doctrine of “the Responsibility to Protect” in 2005.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Borgwardt to Speak on "The Nuremberg Idea"
On Monday, February 8, 2016, from 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Elizabeth Borgwardt, Washington University in St Louis, will speak on The Nuremberg Idea: Crimes against Humanity in History, Law & Politics, in the 6th Floor Boardroom of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC: