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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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Latino/a/x Identity, Popular Culture, & Arts Education: A Visit From Poet José Olivarez

at 12:00 AM

Poetry Workshop with José Olivarez

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


UCC 2750

Lunch will be provided | Limited to first 20 registered UIowa students

Sign-up by October 12 at tinyurl.

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Fall 2019 Global Health Reception

at 5:00 PM

University Capitol Centre

Come hear students talk about their experiences with internships, study abroad, and research in Global Health Studies. Enjoy free food from Oasis Falafel.  

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UI Center for Human Rights

615 Jefferson Building
The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242