Research seminar with Rasmus Sinding Søndergaard
This talk is based on a new research project titled "ScanRights: Economic and Social Rights in Scandinavian Diplomacy at the United Nations, 1970-2020." The project provides the first examination of socio-economic human rights in the multilateral diplomacy of the Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Norway, and Denmark) at the United Nations from 1970 to 2000. Through a transnational approach to multi-national archival research, the project seeks to understand why the Scandinavian countries increased their support for poverty reduction and socio-economic rights at a time when egalitarian politics were on the decline elsewhere in the West?
Rasmus Sinding Søndergaard is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Lunds University. He was recently a Carlsberg Foundation postdoc at Georgetown University (2017-2019) and holds a PhD in History from the University of Southern Denmark (2017). His first book "Reagan, Congress, and Human Rights: Contesting Morality in US Foreign Policy is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. His research has been published in the Journal of Cold War Studies, Statecraft & Diplomacy and edited volumes by Palgrave Macmillan and the University Press of Kentucky.