COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAMS
Today’s university curriculum evidences the significance of international human rights for fields of study as diverse as law, government, international relations, and institutions, moral theory, public health, world financial institutions, ecology, economic development, ethnic conflict, religion, education, and anthropology.Henry J. Steiner and Philip Alston, International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics, Morals; Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2000.
Human rights is emerging as a leading academic concept for a new age of globalization and service…Graduate schools in unlikely disciplines like journalism, public health and education now offer human rights courses. Undergraduates have a growing array of choices, too: students can minor in it at Trinity College in Hartford, concentrate in it at Columbia and do a double major at Barnard. Karen W. Arenson, New York Times, April 14, 2006
Over the past few decades transformations in global culture have produced a new set of questions, and a new generation of scholars--rethinking the history of human rights, looking hard at the institutions and mechanisms that sustain them, assessing their relation to their founding traditions. The Columbia University's Human Rights Program
The university is part of a world in which suffering peoples struggle to realize the core values of human rights. Its stance toward the movement should not be understood as indifferent and dispassionate, for that movement touches too deeply many ideals of an open and just society that are the university’s own ideals: the equal dignity of human being, freedom of inquiry and advocacy, broad political participation. Involvement by the university with the concerns of international human rights should then take active as well as scholarly expression. Henry J. Steiner, Human Rights at Harvard Symposium, March 11, 1995.
IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS
Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs’ Center for Human Rights and
Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS).
Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR).
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs’ College of Human Ecology.
Dartmouth’s John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.
Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center for Human Rights
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.
University of Pennsylvania Global Institute for Human Rights
Yale University’s Orville H. Scholl Jr. Center for International Human Rights
OTHER U.S. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Stanford University Center for Human Rights and International Justice
Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut
Northwestern University Center for International Human Rights (CIHR)
University of Chicago Pozen Ramily Center for Human Rights
MIT Program on Human Rights and Justice
New York Law School
New York University’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Duke Human Rights Center
Human Rights Law Masters
HUMAN RIGHTS SYLLABI
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Syllabi on Science and Human Rights
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