Pozen Family Center for Human Rights

The University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights is a unique interdisciplinary program committed to a model that explores human rights issues and questions both in theory and practice. We invite you to use the links on the left menu to learn more about our Center, including human rights initiatives, an internship program, a rigorous curriculum and undergratuate minor, visiting professors, community events, student awards, graduate student resources, and alumni news. We love hearing from our students, community, and alumni, so please contact us!

Featured News and Announcements

Child Migration & Human Rights in a Global Age: a two-part Lunchtime Series

Please join us for two exciting events in October! Both events will be held in Classics 110 (1010 E. 59th St, Chicago, 60637).

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Announcing the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights!

The family of Richard and Ann Pozen has donated $6 million to human rights education at the University of Chicago, bringing the Pozens’ total giving to the program to $7.5 million. In honor of their generosity, the program will be named the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. Read the full story here!

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Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine Heiss, Amnesty International

Over the past 15 years, Human Rights Program alumni have included practitioners and academics who work across a broad spectrum of human rights issues. Our Alumni Spotlight feature highlights and recognizes their important contributions to both domestic and international human rights work.

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2014 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture with Paul Farmer, MD, PhD: June 5, 2014

This annual lecture series honors the life and work of Robert H. Kirschner, MD, 1940-2002, noted forensic pathologist and a founder of the University of Chicago Human Rights Program.

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2014 Human Rights Interns Awarded Truman Scholarships

The Human Rights Program is pleased to announce that Ava Benezra and Andrea Haider have been awarded Truman Scholarships. Both Ava and Andrea were selected in December 2013 for Human Rights internships for Summer 2014.

The Truman Scholarships, created by Congress as a memorial for President Truman, give students $30,000 for graduate study and are awarded to college juniors who show outstanding academic achievement and civic engagement. Students are nominated by their college and compete in the state of their residence; around 60 are selected each year.

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