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Human Rights Activism: Conversation with Pierre Sane, Executive Director, Amnesty International; 10/12/98 by Harry Kreisler
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This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our distinguished guest today is Pierre Sané, Executive Director of Amnesty International.

  1. Background ... Senegal history ... influential writers and family members
  2. Transnational Political Movements ... influence of the sixties ... development work
  3. Amnesty International ... Universal Declaration of Human Rights ... focus on the individual ... role of communications technology ... focus on governments
  4. The Human Rights Agenda after the Cold War ... social dislocation and cultural identity ... non-state actors ... danger of lack of focus
  5. Human Rights in the United States ... setting the agenda ... inconsistency in U.S. stance
  6. Public Education ... information, education, action ... reaching young people today ... disappointment and satisfaction

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