The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago supports innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research initiatives that critically explore the theory and practice of global human rights.


Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters

Monday, Aug 24 – Nov 15, 2020 12 am – 11:59 pm Virtual Learn More and Register

Scholars at Risk, together with its Academic Refuge project partners, has created a free asynchronous online course on why academic freedom matters. The self-paced course is divided into three one-week modules. Registration is open now through November 15. Once registered, participants can access course materials for five weeks.

Advocating While Black: Navigating Black Identity in the Human Rights Field

Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 11 am – 12 pm Virtual Learn More and Register

Panelists will interrogate the status quo at a time when practitioners are questioning whether structures designed to promote justice could themselves contribute to systemic racism and inequality in society.

Racism and Structural Violence: Lessons from the HIV and COVID Pandemics

Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 6 – 8 pm Learn More and Register

Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, FACD will discuss how the idea of race and racial hierarchy was developed as a product of social construction, describe the effects of pandemics on the African American and other marginalized communities, and compare the impact of and response to the COVID-19 and AIDS pandemics by the Black community.

Science, Technology & Human Rights Conference

Thursday, Oct 22 – 23, 2020 8 am – 5 pm Virtual Learn More and Register

The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition is hosting its first-ever virtual conference, open to all who are interested in building connections across science, technology, and human rights. Early registration available through September 1.