Civil Society and Human Rights in the United States

In a provocative and wide-ranginng conversation, Open Society Fellow David Cole looks at three case studies in which citizens have banded together to achieve constitutional change, often against overwhelming odds: the mobilization to protect human rights following the 9/11 attacks; the LGBT rights struggle; and the campaign for expanded gun rights.

Cole pays particular attention to the diverse strategies these movements have employed, both within the judicial system and by building public pressure in society at large. The event is moderated by Ken Zimmerman, director of Open Society’s U.S. Programs. 

Date: June 13, 2013
Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Speakers: 
David Cole and Kenneth H. Zimmerman
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