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

Aja Barber

The IHR invites writer and consultant Aja Barber to speak on her debut book Consumed, a treatise on the intersection of fashion, climate change, and social...

1/25 12pm
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Why is it so hard to have conversations on difficult topics like climate change? Join us for an event featuring Dr. Adam Brooks, co-founder of Engineered to...

1/27 1:30pm
Dr. Eri Saikawa

Dr. Eri Saikawa, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Emory University, will be presenting her research on nitrous oxide and the...

2/16 12pm

Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter is the Director of the Institute for Human Rights and professor at UAB, specializing in human rights, peace studies, and international...

4/13 12pm

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