Amnesty International USA is pleased to invite you to a discussion with William F. Schulz and Sushma Raman, the authors of new book entitled The Coming Good Society: Why New Realities Demand New Rights.
Please join us as Bill and Sushma discuss how rights evolve with changing circumstances, and what rights will look like ten, twenty, or fifty years from now. The authors argue that those who would hold that rights are static and immutable must adapt to new realities or risk being consigned to irrelevance. Preserving and promoting the good society—one that protects its members’ dignity and fosters an environment in which people will want to live—requires that we must at times rethink the meanings of familiar rights and consider the introduction of entirely new rights.
William F. Schulz, a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and a former President of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, was the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA from 1994 to 2006.
Sushma Raman is Executive Director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She was a Program Officer with the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Foundation focused on human rights, philanthropic collaboratives, and social justice initiatives.