Human Rights Program at Purdue University

Our colleagues over at Purdue University have built a program exploring issues of human rights.  Students and professors from the program joined us for the livestream of Peter Gatrell’s lecture: Refugees in Modern History: A European Perspective.  More information about this exciting program, including their mission statement, can be read below:

Mission Statement

As a moral principle and political force, Human Rights belongs inescapably to the experience of globalization. Everywhere you look, today’s leading political, economic, and cultural questions turn on disputes over the meaning and role of human rights. How we frame and use the language of human rights shapes our relationship with the world and our understanding of our own humanity.

The field of Human Rights is intrinsically interdisciplinary. While housed in the department of Philosophy, the Human Rights Program integrates studies in history, theory, and application. The program plays a key role in fulfilling the mission of the College of Liberal Arts, advancing intellectual synergies across the university with scholarly training, activity, and community engagement. In so doing, it brings the value of the study of the liberal arts to students in other colleges.

We are committed to:

  •  Fostering an environment of inquiry and creating a space for the open exchange of ideas about Human Rights;
  •  Providing vital practical training, enabling students to hone research, writing, and critical thinking skills, and to acquire valuable experience;
  •  Exploring how Human Rights connects us to other people, places, and times;
  •  Continuing to promote and redefine the impact of a liberal arts education.

Learn more about the Human Rights Program at Purdue University here.

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