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

Tara Zahra: "America, the Not So Promised Land" in NYTimes

Tara Zahra, the Co-Chair of Pozen Family Center for Human Rights Faculty Board and professor of history published an opinion piece in the New York Times this past weekend, titled "America, the Not So Promised Land."

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Now accepting applications for Post-doctoral Instructor in Human Rights, 2016-17

Post-Doctoral Instructor in Human Rights

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Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World, with Kevin Bales

Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World: A lunchtime talk with Kevin Bales

DATE: Tuesday, November 17 TIME: 12noon-1:15pm LOCATION: Pick Hall Lounge, (5828 S. University Ave, Chicago)A light lunch will be provided.

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Teach-In: What the Syrian refugee crisis can teach us about the European Union and global responsibilities

Teach-in and Panel Discussion

Monday, November 16, 2015 4:30-6:00pmClassics 110 (1010 E. 59th Street, Chicago) Casual reception to follow the event

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Workshop: Social Medicine and Human Rights in Health Professional Education

A strategic workshop to transform training globally.

Friday, October 30, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm Billings Hospital 860 E 59th Street | Room H-300

>> About the Workshop >> Workshop Goals >> Schedule >> Sponsors >> Participant RSVP and Live-Stream (please RSVP by Wed, Oct 28!).

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Global Health and Human Rights Residency with Anand Grover, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

This residency with former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Anand Grover is supported by the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights (Pozen Center), the Law School, and the the Norman Wait Harris Fund at the Center for International Studies. It is a part the Pozen Center Health and Human Rights Initiative.

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Tara Zahra Reflects on the European Asylum Crisis

Our own Tara Zahra (Pozen Family Center for Human Rights Board member) has an excellent piece in Foreign Affairs, shedding important light on the current asylum crisis in Europe and beyond. History, she points out, has a tendency to repeat itself.

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Congratulations to PFCHR Student Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2015 Pozen Family Center for Human Rights Student Achievement Award Winners!

Ignacio Martín Baró Human Rights Essay Prizes

College: Miriam Shestack, History MA/Professional: Samantha Cook, MA Program in the Social Sciences Doctoral: Tejas Parasher, Political Sciences

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"Stop Revereing Magna Carta" by PFCHR Board Member Tom Ginsburg

The Magna Carta's fame rests on huge myths. But those myths have become their own reality.

Professor of international law and political science at The University of Chicago and Pozen Family Center for Human Rights board member Tom Ginsburg recently had an Op-Ed piece featured in the New York Times. You can read the entire piece here.

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Faculty Director, Mark Philip Bradley gives Harper Lecture at the UChicago Center in Delhi

This winter, PFCHR Faculty Director Mark Philip Bradley travelled to the University of Chicago Center in Delhi, where he was invited to give a Harper Lecture.

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