News from Aug 27, 2009
Thomas Risse attended a workshop on „The Power of Human Rights – Ten Years After“ at the University of Wyoming in Laramine, WY/USA. Subject of the gathering was to discuss the progress of research on International Human Rights ten years after the publication of the book „The Power of Human Rights“ (ed. Thomas Risse, Stephen Ropp, Kathryn Sikkink, Cambridge UP 1999). Among others, participants were Kathryn Sikkink (U Minnesota), Beth Simmons (Harvard), Ryan Goodman (New York University), Marty Finnemore (George Washington U), Nicole Deitelhoff (HSFK) und Klaus Dieter Wolf (HSFK). Another workshop for a book publication is scheduled early June 2010 in Berlin.
An interview with Wyoming Public Radio, which was taken right after the workshop, can be listened and downloaded here or in our Media Center.
In addition there was another workshop with the titel "Transatlantic Strategies for Crisis Management and Post-conflict Reconstruction" going on at the same time. Thomas Risse did not chaired this workshop. Leading experts discussed the different approaches of the US and the EU towards international conflict management and explore opportunities for cooperation.