Inaugural Event of the Program in Human Rights
December 10, 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration signaled the world’s determination to avoid a third world war by recognizing and protecting universal human rights. Among these rights, it recognized religious freedom as a vital human right.
During this event, Princeton’s McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Robert George, who served as Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and William Saunders, Director of the Program in Human Rights, Institute for Human Ecology, and of the Center for Human Rights, School of Arts & Sciences, reflected upon human rights and threats thereto in today’s turbulent times.