This audio recording is of a speech given by Eleanor Roosevelt as part of a series of courses on civil liberties at The New School, Civil Liberty Under Attack: The Fight For and Against Freedom. Eleanor Roosevelt speaks as former chairman of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. The course was part of the annual Sidney Hillman Lecture series on Civil Liberties, which offered "an analysis of the most pressing civil liberty problems of our day, viewed in their historical, legal, and moral contexts and against the background of the demands of internal security." New School faculty member William Maslow gives a brief introduction and Roosevelt begins speaking at 1:53. Roosevelt responds to attacks on the United Nations's mission and discusses the circumstances of its creation. Roosevelt discusses the limits of the United Nations's ability to promote human rights, especially in light of opposition within the United States by groups supporting the Bricker Amendment intended to restrain the President's ability to negotiate international treaties.