Steven Greer elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
20 September 2013
Steven Greer, Professor of Human Rights at the University of Bristol Law School, has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of his ‘expertise and respected authorship in human rights protection’.
The ‘Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce’, more widely known as the ‘Royal Society of Arts’ or ‘RSA’, is a multi-disciplinary institution with charitable status based in London. Founded in 1754, it was granted a Royal Charter in 1847 and the right to use the term ‘Royal’ in its name by King Edward VII in 1908.
Former and current Fellows, now from 80 countries worldwide, include Benjamin Franklin, Michael Faraday, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Alexander Graham Bell, Marie Stopes, Mary Robinson, Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough and Nelson Mandela, amongst others.
Today the RSA is dedicated to promoting positive social change by inspiring innovative thinking, new ideas, open-mindedness and creativity from a wide variety of academic and non-academic backgrounds, and to encouraging human empathy, a respect for difference, and reflection upon the ethical implications of social and individual behaviour. Amongst a wide range of activities, the RSA publishes an award-winning journal, hosts free public events, and presents medals and prizes.