- Amman, Jordan; Kathmandu, Nepal; Multi-Country Programs, Multi-Country Programs; New York City, United States; Santiago, Chile
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- Investigate the history of the human rights movement, the state of human rights protections, and future prospects and challenges across four national contexts.
This newly launched program will examine the following fundamental questions: What rights are common to all human beings? How are these rights enshrined, exercised, and safeguarded?
The program will spend time in four different countries. This comparative approach will highlight cultural variations in individual rights related to political freedoms and expression, underrepresented minority groups, and gender equity.
Major topics of study will include:
•Foundations and frameworks: 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights; evolution of the modern human rights movement
•Human rights and globalization: labor standards and conditions; migration; accountability of multinational corporations
•Current challenges: conflicts between national sovereignty and human rights
•Conflicts between international and national policy
•Core tenets of constitutive cultures and human identity
•The role of civil society: particularly grassroots movements and NGOs
Students will interact with academics, individual activists, members of civil society organizations, and officials of adjudicating institutions as they focus on the practical aspects of advocating and safeguarding human rights.
The program takes a holistic, interdisciplinary view of academic topics, drawing not only on articles and faculty lectures, but also student observations, guest lectures, and homestay interviews to facilitate learning. Assignments could involve written essays, oral presentations, and/or more creative projects such as posters and photo stories.
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- Setting Description:
- US, Tunisia, Nepal, Chile
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- Scholarships Description:
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Based on 1 Reviews
- Continue to Questio06/01/14
I can say without a doubt that this program changed my life. I went into the program with high expectations and they were surpassed. This is not an immersion program it is a comparative program and therefore it allows students to dive deeper and gain
context to the issues surrounding the universal human rights framework. Although it was not an immersion program through dedicated country staff teams and host families I did feel immersed in each country, and I picked up a little bit of the language in each country as well. I feel a special connection with each place that I went. If you are looking for a rigorous program that will teach you how to appropriately question things, and open your mind to the possibilities for equality- this your program. I could not recommend it higher.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend