In her latest book Evidence for Hope. Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century (Princeton, 2017), Professor Kathryn Sikkink draws on decades of research and fieldwork to show that change has come slowly and as a result of struggle, but human rights movements have been vastly effective in improving human well-being. Her answer to the current climate of pessimism in the light of strong attacks agains human rights is an invitation to a renewed and sustained engagement in human rights promotion.
Professor Kathryn Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her books include The Justice Cascade (Norton), and Activists Beyond Borders.