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The Role of Transformative Education in Successful Reentry: A Community Discussion

July 16, 2017

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights is pleased to host a conference and community forum on access to education and employment opportunities for Iowa's incarcerated men and women.

For detailed information regarding the UI Speaker Series at... Read more

UICHR sends off eight Cmiel interns

by Kelsey McGinnis | June 8, 2017

The UICHR is pleased to be sponsoring eight Cmiel interns during the summer of 2017. The interns will be doing exciting, meaningful work around the globe throughout the summer and will return to campus in the fall to report on their experiences. See ... Read more

Harriet Levin Millan will read at Prairie Lights

April 26, 2017

Harriet Levin Millan will read from her new book, How Fast Can You Run: a novel based on the life of Michael Majok Kuch on May 8 at 7pm. Five-year-old Majok fled his village when the government in the North of Sudan ordered attacks against the South.... Read more

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1984 in 2017: A Symposium

February 14, 2017


1984 in 2017: A SymposiumApril 14,

Friday, 10am-6pm

Iowa City Public Library, Room A



Public Space One



After Kellyanne Conway coined the phrase “alternative facts” in January, Orwell’s novel shot to the top of the Amazon be... Read more

Conference: "The Future of Black Iowa"

by Kelsey McGinnis | February 14, 2017

UICHR, the African American Council, the Black Student Union, the Black Student Law Association, the City of Iowa City, the Society of Black and Professional Students at UIowa, and the University of Iowa Chief Diversity Office are pleased to announce... Read more

A timely lecture and new book from Brian Farrell

by Kelsey McGinnis | February 9, 2017

UICHR Associate Director, Brian Farrell, delivered a lecture on February 2nd in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Building in Iowa City. The lecture, "Against the Winds of Tyranny," was given on the subject of Farrell's new book, Habeas Corpus in... Read more

"Working for Human Rights at Home and Abroad": UICHR presents a panel on student experiences and funding opportunities

by Kelsey McGinnis | January 6, 2017

The UICHR invites you to join us for a panel presentation and information session about the Cmiel Internship program. Attendees will hear from former Cmiel interns and have the opportunity to ask about the application process and internship placement... Read more

Human Rights Index #47 – Children in Armed Conflict

by Kelsey McGinnis | December 9, 2016

Human Rights Index #47– Children in Armed Conflict

Prepared by The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)*

Some dubbed 2015 a “year of fear” for children due to the dismal state of children’s human rights, and in particular the impact o... Read more

Celebrate Human Rights Day on December 9th

by Kelsey McGinnis | December 8, 2016

December 10 is Human Rights Day, commemorating the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. Human Rights Day, officially instated in 1950, is a day on which the UN and human rights advocates around the wor... Read more

2016 Cmiel Interns share their experiences

by Kelsey McGinnis | November 29, 2016

This year's group of Cmiel interns have written reports on their summer activities. These students, undergraduates and graduates from the University of Iowa, all received funding to pursue internships with organizations and agencies in the United Sta... Read more