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Dr. William O’Neill, Associate Professor of Social Ethics at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (JST-SCU), will deliver the 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture entitled, “A Terrible Beauty: Reimagining Human Rights.”
In nonwestern usage, “rights talk” is less talk about individual rights than the talk that rights make possible, such as the victims’ testimony in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Here rights become "a mouth to tell of suffering,” letting us see and redress the suffering and passion of the world.
Marianne Farina, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Theology (DSPT), will be the respondent.
The lecture will be held in the Chapel of the Great Commission, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, and will be followed by a reception in the Badé Museum.