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

Student Opportunity: Office and Communications Assistant

The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights (PFCHR) is hiring a Student Office and Communications Assistant (Assistant) to help with communications, events, and operations throughout the school year.

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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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A Rights-Based Approach to Tuberculosis

In December, the PFCHR helped support this interdisciplinary project which aims to promote a rights-based approach to preventing and treating tuberculosis. Health and Human Rights Committee members Evan Lyon and Brian Citro both participated in the conference, which was held at the University of Chicago center in Delhi. Read more about the Health and Human Rights Faculty Initiative here.

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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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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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