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New Ideas For A Changing World

The Human Rights Certificate Program seeks to broaden understanding of human rights issues and to identify solutions to them on an interdisciplinary basis.

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Weston Essay Prize Winners

The UICHR sponsors the annual Burns H. Weston International Human Rights Essay Prize. Each year, two awards are made: one to an undergraduate and another to a graduate or professional school student.

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Student Internships

The UICHR's internship programs offer students the opportunity to explore careers and projects in various fields related to human rights. Each year, interns work in the UICHR office and in locations around the globe.

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  1. New Ideas For A Changing World
  2. Weston Essay Prize Winners
  3. Student Internships

the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR) has as its mission the promotion and protection of human rights at home and abroad through distinguished multidisciplinary leadership in human rights research, education, and public service to The University of Iowa, its surrounding communities, the State of Iowa, and beyond.

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Film Screening: "Shakespeare Behind Bars"

at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Voxman Music Building

The UI Center for Human Rights invites you to join us for a free screening of Philomath Films award-winning documentary Shakespeare Behind Bars, followed by a Q&A with the founder...

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The Role of Transformative Education in Successful Reentry

at 9:00am to 5:00pm

What can we do as a community to support the successful reentry of Iowa's incarcerated population? Join our conversation with national leaders in reentry success as we discuss opportunities available...

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UI Center for Human Rights

1120 University Capitol Centre
The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242