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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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"Consider the Source" — artist talk by filmmaker Bill Morrison

at 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building

In this talk, internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Bill Morrison, who has been described as an “archival alchemist” and the “Orpheus of nitrate,” will explore the...

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"Best When Used By: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights" — Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professorship Keynote Lecture by Trudy Huskamp Peterson

at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Old Capitol Museum

“Use it or lose it” can apply to muscle tone, the ability to speak a foreign language, annual leave that will disappear at the end of a year, or sex drive.

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UI Center for Human Rights

1120 University Capitol Centre
The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242