Global Ideas | Local Impact: A Career in Human Rights
Are you interested in learning more about human rights? Global Ideas, Local Impact celebrated the Human Rights Certificate program at Duke, which turned a year old! Human rights is important for obtaining justice and reconciliation across borders throughout the world, and thus is so important to learn at the undergraduate level. At this event, we also heard from the Duke Alumni Human Rights Career Panel, whose participants are listed here: http://humanrights.fhi.duke.edu/event-detail/global-ideas-local-impact-2/.
We also held a Human Rights Research Slam featuring students who received a summer Human Rights Research Grant, participated in rights-focused DukeImmerse and DukeEngage programs, were awarded the Koonz Prize in Human Rights, or conducted research for a human rights course. Student research topics include prisoners’ rights, disability rights, reproductive rights, and the relationship between Serbian pop music and ethnic hate.
The Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, staff and students to promote new understandings about global human rights issues. We put special emphasis on issues of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, income inequality, the environment and artistic responses in our teaching, programming and outreach.