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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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Gerrymandering, Voter Registration, and Access to the Ballot—An Obermann Conversation

at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Iowa City Public Library

How is voting restricted in our country in lawful ways? For this Obermann Conversation, political scientist Tracy Osborn, grassroots organizer Sharon Lake and legal advisor Andrew Bribriesco will discuss issues...

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One Community, One Book 2018 -- Michelle Kuo

at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

University of Iowa Main Library

The UI Center for Human Rights proudly presents a reading with Michelle Kuo, author of the One Community, One Book 2018 selection, Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and...

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UI Center for Human Rights

1120 University Capitol Centre
The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242