Hunter’s Human Rights Program aims to give students the tools they need to address human rights problems intelligently and constructively, whether as advocates, scholars, researchers or informed citizens. Via academic study and hands-on experience, students will explore both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of current human rights debates.
By learning about human rights law, theory and practice, students in the program will understand how human rights norms and aspirations can shape public policy, international relations, and corporate behavior. They will learn about issues such as accountability, humanitarian intervention, freedom of expression, and the rights of immigrants. They will be introduced to the structure of human rights enforcement mechanisms, assessing the way in which international treaties and multilateral institutions influence the behavior of national governments.
Human Rights Program Staff
- Program Director: Jessica Neuwirth
- Program Manager: JoAnne Vellardita
- Program Associate: Brianna Krummenacker
- Program Assistant: Hector Perez
For questions about the Human Rights Program please email [email protected].
The Policy and Curriculum Committee
The Policy and Curriculum Committee (PCC) is a five-member committee that develops the human rights curriculum and oversees the program’s academic content. Members are elected to a three-year term on the Committee by a vote of the Human Rights Faculty.
Human Rights Program Faculty
|Martha Bragin||Silberman School of Social Work|
|Ken Erickson||Political Science|
|Leonard Feldman||Political Science|
|Jennifer Gaboury||Women and Gender Studies/Political Science|
|Rob Jenkins||Political Science|
|Lazaro Lima||AFPRL Studies|
|Vivian Louie||Asian American Studies|
|Erin Mayo-Adam||Political Science|
|Jessica Neuwirth||Human Rights|
|Rupal Oza||Women and Gender Studies|
|Jillian Schwedler||Political Science|
|Larry Shore||Film & Media|
|Deborah Tolman||Women and Gender Studies|
Hunter College students can subscribe to the HUMANRIGHTS-L listserv to receive occasional emails about human rights internships, news and events.