From Selma to Moscow: How U.S. Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy

How the challenges facing 1960s-era activists – in particular how to balance morality and adherence to American values with the preservation of national security and how to advance a policy agenda resisted by the White House – have continuing relevance to U.S. foreign policy today.

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In this lecture, Snyder examines how 1960s-era social movements and experiences abroad spurred Americans to become active on human rights violations in the Soviet Union, Greece, South Korea, Southern Rhodesia, and Chile. Their efforts fundamentally altered U.S. foreign policy, and we live with the legacies of their activism today.


Human Rights The 1960s

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