“Cold War and Human Rights” by Dr. Umberto Tulli

28 March 2024
15:15 - 17:00
Room 101, Janskerkhof 15A, 3512BL Utrecht

The CWRN is excited to announce our upcoming event on March 28th, where Dr. Umberto Tulli will delve into a talk on the “Cold War and Human Rights”.

This talk will explore how human rights and bipolar rivalry intertwined in unexpected ways during the Cold War. It was a period marked by a series of discontinuities, appropriations, re-elaborations and contestations. These contested visions of human rights contributed to the inception of the Cold War, then apparently disappeared for about twenty years. During the 1970s, human rights re-emerged as both a challenge to Cold War traditional ideas and a new ideological weapon that renewed the bipolar conflict and contributed to its end.

Dr. Umberto Tulli is Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the Department of Humanities and at the School of International Studies of the University of Trento, where he teaches courses on the Global Cold War, Human Rights during the Twentieth Century, and the History of European Integration. His latest publications include: A Precarious Equilibrium. Human rights and détente in Jimmy Carter’s Soviet Policy (Manchester University Press, 2020); “Wielding the human rights weapon against the American empire: the Second Russell Tribunal and human rights in transatlantic relations” (Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 2021); and the edited volume (with Sara Lorenzini and Ilaria Zamburlini) The Human Rights Breakthrough of the Seventies: The European Community and International Relations (Bloomsbury, 2022).



We hope to see you all there!

No registration is required.




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