What Are Human Rights Anyway?

Human rights go beyond traditional American concepts of civil liberties. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN in the wake of World War II without dissent, included all kinds of rights – civil and political rights (like […]

Antisemitism and Its Impacts

Antisemitism has again reared its ugliness. Jews have experienced antisemitism throughout history on a spectrum from everyday slights to genocide. Today, old misconceptions are propelled by social media and controversies over Israel. A small minority, Jews have been an easy […]

Feminism and Partisan Politics

Using New York State in the 1970s as a case study this program will cover how the Democratic Party transitioned from the party of the New Deal to one supportive of the legislative goals of modern feminist movements in the […]