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The Future of Human Rights Featured on ‘Morning Show’

by: Jessica Harrington

William Schulz and Sushma Raman, co-authors of “The Coming Good Society: Why New Realities Demand New Rights,” will visit ‘The Morning Show” on Thursday, January 7th.

Host Mary Jacobsen will interview Schulz and Raman about how rights evolve with changing circumstances, and what rights will look like ten, twenty, or fifty years from now.

The authors will explain why their vision of a good society, meaning one that protects its members’ dignity, requires that we must at times rethink the meanings of familiar rights and consider the introduction of entirely new rights. They will provide examples from the fields of artificial intelligence, changing views of gender, and animal rights.

Schulz, a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and a former President of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, was the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA from 1994 to 2006.

Raman is Executive Director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She was a Program Officer with the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Foundation focused on human rights, philanthropic collaboratives, and social justice initiatives.

First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist will sponsor a presentation and discussion of “The Coming Good Society” by Schulz and Raman on Thursday, January 12th from 7:00pm-8:00pm via Zoom. For information or to register visit

“The Morning Show” airs Thursday at 9 a.m. on Channel 9 and WJOP (FM 96.3) and is also available after broadcast on the YouTube Playlist for “The Morning Show” (click on the YouTube icon at

Each show will also air on WJOP on Friday at 8 a.m. and the following Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 3 p.m., and is available on the Sound Cloud (click on the cloud icon at


For more information contact:

Mary Jacobsen

(978)255- 7523


Sarah Hayden

Executive Director

Greater Newburyport Community Media


Jessica Harrington

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