The Human Rights Certificate Program seeks to broaden understanding of human rights issues and to identify solutions to them on an interdisciplinary basis.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.
The UICHR hosts diverse collaborative and innovative events and programs, reaching the UI community, the state of Iowa, and beyond. The center collaborates with community organizations and UI departments, scholars, and student groups. UICHR’s publicly engaged programs and initiatives include:
Join us in reflecting on how far we've come and in preparing for future challenges.
Begun in 2001, the UICHR’s One Community, One Book reading program invites community membe...
Each year, the UICHR hosts and co-sponsors teaching workshops and seminars to help further...
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Iowa City Public Library
With attention drawn to events at the border, it can be easy to overlook the population of immigrants who live in fear of being deported or having family members deported.