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Can we still make sense of Human Rights? | Dr. Sharath Srinivasan

In a world of post-truth, fake news, and alt-facts: What are Human Rights?

Is the concept of Human Rights still valid, despite its colonial and Eurocentric history? In a world of post-truth, fake news, and alt-facts; is it still worthwhile?

At our February dinner Dr. Srinivasan, the director of Cambridge's Centre of Governance and Human Rights, made a passionate case for the enduring relevance of Human Rights, arguing that 'warts and all - they remain today the most powerful practical expression of our collective humanity.’

About Sharath

Dr. Sharath Srinivasan directs the University of Cambridge's Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR), and lectures in Governance and Human Rights in the Department of Politics and International Studies. He is also the co-founder and director of Africa’s Voices Foundation, a that utilises new digital communications and cutting-edge data science methods to reach diverse and dispersed populations across Africa. His upcoming book, ‘When Peace Kills Politics: International intervention and recurrent war in the Sudans’, will be published in mid-2017.

About our dinners

Founders Pledge is a global community of founders and investors who've committed to donate a small percentage of their personal proceeds to social causes post-exit. We host regular events connecting the worlds best entrepreneurs to social thought leaders, exploring the most pressing topics at the intersection of technology and philanthropy.

Originally published on 8 March 2017

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