Kennedy School Prof Advocates Optimism About Future of Human Rights

March 14, 2018
Kennedy School professor Kathryn A. Sikkink speaks on human rights Thursday evening. Sikkink was joined by psychology professor Steven A. Pinker, Professor Beth Simmons of the University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Sergio Aguayo of the Colegio de México in a panel discussion at HKS.

Making Tyrants Do Time

September 15, 2011
In this op-ed for The New York Times, Kathryn Sikkink argues "that transitional countries — those moving from authoritarian governments to democracy or from civil war to peace — where human rights prosecutions have taken place subsequently become less repressive than transitional countries without prosecutions, holding other factors constant." Read more about Making Tyrants Do Time