Building Human Rights Networks


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The UICHR hosts diverse collaborative events and innovative programs, teaches Human Rights courses, and engages in scholarly work reaching the UI community, the state of Iowa, and beyond.

The Center, a unit of the UI College of Law, teaches and collaborates with community organizations and UI departments, scholars, and student groups. UICHR’s publicly engaged programs and initiatives include:

Class in Human Rights Certificate

Certificate in Human Rights

The Center for Human Rights offers the undergraduate Certificate in Human Rights, awarded by the College of Law.

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Working Groups

The UICHR supports faculty working groups to encourage innovative, interdisciplinary research and scholarship on campus.


Iowa Human Rights Network

The Iowa Human Rights Network is a collective of faculty members from institutions across the state of Iowa.


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Summer Student Book Club

Saturday, June 10, 2023 2:00pm to 3:30pm
University of Iowa Main Library
Join the Summer Student Book Club, reading the One Community, One Book selection The Farm by Joanne Ramos. Sign up encouraged. Reminders will be sent through the GroupMe.
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One Community, One Book

Sunday, October 8, 2023 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Pomerantz Center
Join us for the 2023 One Community, One Book Author Keynote.
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New partnership will provide immigration legal assistance to Afghan nationals in Iowa

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Human Rights Certificate students gain experience in DC

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

UI Center for Human Rights Fund