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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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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RESCHEDULED: 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.

**Note: This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

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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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