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A Look Back at Dr. Denis Mukwege’s Visit as Human Rights Fellow in Residence

Roosevelt House looks back at Dr. Denis Mukwege’s visit as our first Human Rights Fellow in Residence, during which he participated in various meetings and events on protecting victims of…  

Human Rights Program Student Noor Sheikh Publishes Op-Ed on Victims of Sexual Violence in Wartime

Noor Sheikh, Human Rights Program certificate student, urges the United States to stand with victims on sexual violence in conflict in her Op-Ed in Pass Blue “Will the US Stand…  

Hate Speech and Human Rights, A Panel Discussion

Among liberal democracies, the United States stands alone in its defense of hate speech as integral to upholding the First Amendment and ensuring a free society. Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia—the site of a whit... Read more

Human Rights Program Hosts Roundtable on Conflicts & International Justice in Africa

Posted on March 24th, 2016 · Posted in Human Rights Program News

On March 23, 2016, the Human Rights Program (HRP) hosted a student-faculty roundtable entitled, “Conflicts, Human Rights, and International Justice in Africa.” HRP was joined by Jill Rosenthal, William H….  

Human Rights Program Hosts Panel Discussion with Israeli Human Rights Activists

Posted on February 16th, 2016 · Posted in Human Rights Program News

On February 10, 2016, the Human Rights Program (HRP) hosted its first student lunch event of the spring semester at the Roosevelt House, a panel discussion with Israeli human rights…  

Human Rights Day — Looking Forward

Posted on December 10th, 2015 · Posted in Human Rights Program News

On December 10, 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the cornerstone of the human rights movement.  To commemorate the signing, December 10 is now…  

Human Rights Program Students to Take Part in Human Rights Day Flower Laying Ceremony at Four Freedoms Park

Posted on December 9th, 2015 · Posted in Human Rights Program News

  * * * Roosevelt Island, 10 December 2015, 12:30pm-1:15pm WHEN                    Thursday, 10 December 2015, From 12:30PM to 1:15PM WHERE                  Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, 1 FDR Four Freedoms…  

Roosevelt House and US Human Rights Network to Co-present Faculty Forum on “Human Rights in the USA”

Posted on April 14th, 2015 · Posted in Faculty Associates News, Human Rights Program News

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College is pleased to host “Human Rights in the USA,” a forum in advance of the May 11 review of the US Human Rights…  

Hunter College’s Model U.N. Team Sweeps the National Model U.N. Competition with Outstanding Delegation Award

The Hunter College Model U.N. team won the top prize of Outstanding Delegation at the National Model U.N. Conference Spring 2015 (NMUN) in New York at U.N. Headquarters, where the…  

Hunter MUN Sweeps Baruch Model UN Conference Awards

Posted on March 16th, 2015 · Posted in Human Rights Program News, P-cubed News

In preparation for the National Model United Nations conference in New York City, the award-winning Hunter MUN team took home 4 out of 6 awards at the Baruch College Model…