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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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Story Circle: Muslim Identity in Iowa City

at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

As part of the One Community, One Book Extended Discussion Series, students from the University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College, native Iowans and recent immigrants, share their stories about...

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Recording, Reporting, and Responding to Violence and Terrorism on Children

at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Keynote Speaker: Jackie Majerus, Founder/Director, Youth Journalism International. Moderated by Chendu Jayachandiran. This event includes a panel discussion with local youth, and a gallery walk exploring visual representations of international...

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UI Center for Human Rights

1120 University Capitol Centre
The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242