Professor Akhavan will speak about his recent book In Search of a Better World: A Human Rights Odyssey, the 2017 CBC Massey Lectures which became the best-selling non-fiction book in Canada. Part memoir, part manifesto, it is a "powerful survey of some of the major human rights struggle of our times."
More information on the book can be found here.
Payam Akhavan is Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and former Legal Advisor to the Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague.
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