About

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. 

The Human Rights Program was founded in 1998 and renamed the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights in June 2014 to honor the gift from Richard AB'69 and Ann Pozen and their family. Read the news story

Initial funding for the Human Rights Program came from the University and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. 


The Pozen Center supports the following:

Rigorous liberal arts, graduate, and professional school curricula that combine foundational research with practice-oriented training, including a Study Abroad program in Vienna, Austria, a two quarter Civilizations Core sequence, and a Minor in the College. Read more about our academic programs

Summer student internships with non-governmental organizations, government agencies, and international human rights bodies in the U.S. and across the world. Read more about our internship program

Research that brings together faculty and students from across the disciplinary divisions and professional schools on issues such as health and human rights, human rights at home, arts and advocacy, migration and human rights, and human rights history. Read more about our faculty projects and graduate student research support.

Projects and events to enhance the university's engagement with local, regional, national, and international human rights scholars, practitioners, and public officials. Read more about our events