The Aporia of Rights
Time & Location
About the Event
Explorations in citizenship in the era of human rights
The Whitlam Institute invites you to the launch of a new book, The Aporia of Rights: Explorations in Citizenship in the Era of Human Rights, edited by Whitlam Institute Professorial Fellow, Anna Yeatman and Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, Peg Birmingham.
The Aporia of Rights will be launched by Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner.
The Aporia of Rights is an exploration of the perplexities of human rights, and their inevitable and important intersection with the idea of citizenship. Written by political theorists and philosophers, essays canvass the complexities involved in any consideration of rights at this time. Anna Yeatman and Peg Birmingham show through this collection of works a space for a vital engagement with the politics of human rights.
Anna Yeatman is a Professorial Fellow in the Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney. She is a political and social theorist who also has practical experience in public policy.
Tim Soutphommasane is Race Discrimination Commissioner. Prior to joining the Australian Human Rights Commission, he was a political philosopher at the University of Sydney. Dr Soutphommasane is the author of three books: The Virtuous Citizen(Cambridge University Press, 2012), Don't Go Back To Where You Came From (New South Books, 2012), and Reclaiming Patriotism (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
Please register through the Gleebooks website or call 02 9660 2333.