Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion Will Present 'Universal Human Rights in the Digital Age'

Nov. 6, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2015) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host Matt Daniels, Ph.D., adjunct professor of the Center for Human Rights and International Security at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C., for “Universal Human Rights in the Digital Age” at 3:30 Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Draper Academic Building Room 152.

Daniels is the founder of Good of All, a global public education movement committed to using digital and social media to promote universal human rights. He founded the Center for Law and Digital Culture at Brunel Law School in London and is an adjunct professor of law at Handong International Law School in Pohang, South Korea. He is an appointed affiliate faculty member at the George Mason School of Business in Washington, D.C., where he started a course on the protection of human rights.

Daniels will address the way people are reaching across historical boundaries to advance freedom, resist oppression and promote the dignity of humanity amid the rapid global spread of digital and social media. He will discuss the rise of a generation shaped by the digital age, and how the evolution of digital technology provides opportunity to push a collective pursuit of human liberty and compassion into the world.

“We are delighted to host Dr. Matt Daniels, founder of Good of All, an organization that is creating a movement to affirm our common humanity, to promote civility and to defend freedom of conscience,” said Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor. “More than ever before, we need people and organizations willing to challenge those that would suppress dissent and freedom of conscience. Matt Daniels is leading that charge.”

This event is free and open to the public. Draper Academic Building is located at 1420 S. Seventh St.

For more information, contact The Institute for Studies of Religion.

by Bethany Harper , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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