Institute for Human Rights

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The Institute for Human Rights at UAB serves as an internationally renowned platform for interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration for scholars, educators, students, practitioners, and activists to raise awareness, engage in education, foster research, and design initiatives for practical action and outreach resulting in the promotion and protection of human and civil rights locally, nationally, and globally.

Our vision is to prepare, transform, and support the leaders of the global human rights community by creating innovative educational programs, research initiatives, and outreach solutions.

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Upcoming Events

Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence

Mathias Risse, Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration and Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard...

10/24 6pm
An Evening with Michael Greyeyes

Michael Greyeyes is a multi-faceted, award-winning artist, educator, and leader. He is a proud Nehiyawe (Plains Cree) from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in...

10/29 6pm
An Evening with Alexandra Zapruder, author of "Salvaged Pages"

Alexandra Zapruder, author and editor of "Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust," will speak about how young people experience traumatic...

11/7 7pm
Built Environment Symposium

The Lister Hill Center is proud to present the Built Environment Symposium, our Semester Spotlight Signature Event for Fall 2019. This is a partnership with...

11/12 9am
The Nashulai Conservancy as a Human Rights Incubator

Nelson and Maggie Reiya from Kenya will give a talk about Nashulai Conservancy, the only community and wildlife conservancy in East Africa that is owned,...

11/20 6pm

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