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

Did the Torture Report Give the CIA a Bum Rap? Accountability and the Future of Interrogation with Georgetown University Law Professor David Cole

Join the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, the Institute of Politics, and the University of Chicago Law School’s American Constitution Society chapter as we host Georgetown University Professor David Cole for an in-depth look at the lessons of torture in the aftermath of 9/11. 

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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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