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

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Please join the IHR for a presentation by Dr. Dellita Martin - Ogunsola, Professor Emerita of Spanish, UAB. Dr. Martin-Ogunsola will give us A Journey Into...

2/2 4pm
Bridging the Gap Between Research and Policy

Dr. Lea Yerby, Associate Professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health at The University of Alabama College of Community Health...

2/8 12pm
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Join UAB Social Science and Justice Research (SSJR) for a research seminar by Dr. Shareen Hertel, Professor of Political Science and Human Rights at the...

2/9 12pm
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The IHR invites author Dr. Shareen Hertel, Professor of Political Science & Human Rights, Editor of the Journal of Human Rights, Department of Political...

2/9 5pm
Colorism: What Do You See When You See Me?

Waltina Josephat, IHR Program Coordinator and her best friend, June Weston allows you to eavesdrop and comment on their conversation about the treatment of...

2/15 4pm

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