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

Migration in Chicago: A three-part series

This new series is an opportunity for students to meet Chicago area practitioners and advocates to discuss US immigration policy from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Students can also get tips about career paths in policy analysis and advocacy.

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Human Rights Graduate Workshop Series

The Human Rights Graduate Workshop Series provides an interdisciplinary forum for faculty and graduate students to engage in serious discussions of new human rights scholarship. All sessions are open to faculty, students, and the public.Read all the details here!

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Human Rights in Mexico: A Conversation with Alejandra Ancheita

Join the Katz Center for Mexican Studies and the Pozen Center for Human Rights in a moderated discussion with Alejandra Ancheita.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 4:30-6:00PM | Reception to followClassics Building, Room 110 (1010 E 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637)

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Armed Non State Actors and Human Rights in Latin America: The Challenges of an Emerging Pattern of Abuse

This event will feature guest speaker, Andreas E. Feldmann, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies and Political Science, University of Illinois-Chicago and past Lecturer in Human Rights at the University of Chicago.

Wednesday, January 21, 201512:15 - 2:00pm | Light lunch provided Kelly Hall, Room 114 5848 S University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

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Eric Stover, Pozen Visiting Professor in Human Rights, reflects on time at PFCHR

Eric Stover has long considered himself more of a Human Rights practitioner than an academic. "I'm less into academia than I am into the field," he says. "To me, academia was a place that I got books from." 

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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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