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 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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Announcing Human Rights Internship Applications for Summer 2016!

The University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights announces applications for SUMMER 2016 HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNSHIPS!

Any human rights topic, anywhere in the world.

Are you a UChicago student interested in a $5,000 grant to gain experience putting human rights into practice? Propose a human rights project for a 10-12 week internship in Summer 2016. Second and third year College students and all graduate students who will be on campus in 2016-17 are eligible to apply.

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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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Lessons from Northern Ireland: Human Rights Lecture Series by Professor Monica McWilliams

Join the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights and Pozen Visiting Professor Monica McWilliams for a two-part Human Rights Lecture Series as she reflects on lessons learned in Northern Ireland and around the world.

McWilliams is a Professor of Women's Studies and has worked around the world on conflict resolution and peace negotiations. While at UChicago this quarter, she is teaching "Gender, Crime, and Human Rights."

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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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