Michael Kilburn

Endicott College


Michael Kilburn, former IREX scholar at the Institute for Contemporary History in Prague (1999), is assistant professor of political science and liberal studies at Endicott College.

His research interests include human rights pedagogy, democratization, and the use of music and art in political advocacy. Kilburn is currently working on an English translation of Vanek's environmental book No Breathing Room (1996), upon which this essay is based.

Featured Work

APR 21, 2004 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 11 (Spring 2004): Environmental Rights: SECTION 1 THE INSEPARABILITY OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTALISM: The Ecological Roots of a Democracy Movement

Kilburn and Vanek describe how widespread environmentalism propelled the human rights agenda of a generation of young activists in the former Czechoslovakia.