I first argue briefly that a basic course on human rights, now rarely taught in American universities, should be offered everywhere. I then describe the visionary leadership of Raphael Lemkin, who almost singlehandedly created the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, and the inspirational leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt, without whom the Universal Declaration of Human Rights may never have been written. Their efforts and achievements are reviewed, and several of their common qualities that made them successful are noted.
"Ending Genocide and Creating Human Right: A Call to Leaders in Higher Education--Exploring the Visionary Leadership of Raphael Lemkin and Eleanor Roosevelt,"
International Journal of Leadership and Change: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijlc/vol2/iss1/4