The Resource In search of a better world : a human rights odyssey, Payam Akhavan, (electronic resource)

In search of a better world : a human rights odyssey, Payam Akhavan, (electronic resource)

Label
In search of a better world : a human rights odyssey
Title
In search of a better world
Title remainder
a human rights odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Payam Akhavan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A work of memoir, history, and a call to action, In Search of a Better World, the 2017 CBC Massey Lecture, is a powerful and essential work on the major human rights struggles of our times. In February of 2017, Amnesty International released their Annual Report for 2016 to 2017, concluding that the "us versus them" rhetoric increasingly employed by politicians is endangering human rights the world over. Renowned UN prosecutor and human rights scholar Payam Akhavan has encountered the grim realities of contemporary genocide throughout his life and career. He argues that deceptive utopias, political cynicism, and public apathy have given rise to major human rights abuses: from the religious persecution of Iranian Bah'̀s̕ that shaped his personal life, to the horrors of ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia, the genocide in Rwanda, and the rise of contemporary phenomena such as the Islamic State. But he also reflects on the inspiring resilience of the human spirit and the reality of our inextricable interdependence to liberate us, whether from hateful ideologies that deny the humanity of others or an empty consumerist culture that worships greed and self-indulgence. A timely, essential, and passionate work of memoir and history, In Search of a Better World is a tour de force by an internationally renowned human rights lawyer
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
323
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Massey lectures
Target audience
adult
In search of a better world : a human rights odyssey, Payam Akhavan, (electronic resource)
Label
In search of a better world : a human rights odyssey, Payam Akhavan, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Related Items
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11964295
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=/LC.GIF&client=780-496-1833&type=xw12&upc=&oclc=%28Sirsi%29%20MWT11964295
Dimensions
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'EPLMNA': 'https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2032315005'}
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11964295
System control number
  • (Sirsi) MWT11964295
  • MWT11964295
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

Library Locations

    • Stanley A. Milner (Downtown)Borrow it
      7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2V4, CA
      53.542897 -113.48975860000002
Processing Feedback ...