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On Nov. 5, Vincent Rougeau, Dean of BC Law School, presented on ""Fighting Racism by Modeling Inclusion: Reflections of an African-American Dean". It was the second of "Conversations on 'Race' and Racism" the Center is sponsoring this fall. See and RSVP for part 3 on Dec. 4 by clicking on the photo, or on our Events page.

News & Announcements

Brinton Lykes

Center Associate Director Brinton Lykes spoke at a conference at the University of Alberto Hurtado in Chile, "Interventions in Catastrophes: Technical Aspects and Ethical Reflections" (in Spanish)


The Center announces the opening of applications for 2016 summer research grants, for BC graduate and undergraduate students!  Application deadline March 8, 2016.  More details and application materials for summer research grants here.

Fr. Hollenbach

Center Director David Hollenbach, S.J. was honored with the Civitas Dei award at Villanova University on Wednesday in recognition of exemplary contributions to the Catholic intellectual tradition. Read the press release announcing Fr. Hollenbach's honor.


The Center is proud to have supported BC Fine Arts Prof. Khalid Kodi's project this past year with refugees in South Sudan and Uganda. His report on the project, "Peace-making through Art Workshops, Talks, Murals, and Shows in South Sudan and Uganda" is available here.

Daniel Kanstroom

Center Associate Director Daniel Kanstroom recently co-authored an article with former PDHRP supervising attorney Jessica Chicco, titled "The Forgotten Deported: A Declaration on the Rights of Expelled and Deported Persons" featured in the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.

Read Kanstroom and Chicco's article here »

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The work of Center Director David Hollenbach SJ highlighting the refugee stories present in the world's three great monotheistic religions is cited in a Boston Globe article surveying important books on refugees.

Read the Globe article citing Hollenbach here

Fr. Hollenbach

Center Director David Hollenbach SJ presented at the conference "Religious Liberty at Fifty Years from Vatican II", sponsored by the Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship at University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, on Nov. 5


Center Research Professor Maryanne Loughry RSM, and Center Director David Hollenbach SJ, commented on the refugee, or "conflict crisis" currently facing the Middle East, Europe and elsewhere, in the BC Chronicle.  

Read the article in the BC Chronicle here.


The Migration and Human Rights Project's 2014-2015 annual report is now available online in English and Spanish.

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The Center has a page dedicated to the Syrian refugee crisis to understand more about it and to learn what you can do to help.  

See the page dedicated to the Syrian refugee crisis here.

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The course description for the Spring 2016 Seminar in Human Rights and International Justice, to be taught by Center Director David Hollenbach SJ, and Michael Delaney, Director of Humanitarian Response at Oxfam International, is now online.  

Read the seminar's course description here.


The CHRIJ's 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available online. Read our 2014-15 Annual Report »


upcoming events


Conversations on "Race" and Racism series

​Critically Engaging White Privilege Towards Institutional Change

NOTE: New date and location!

Friday, December 4
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With M. Brinton Lykes, Center Associate Director and BC Professor of Community-Cultural Psychology; and Alice McIntyre, Hellenic College Prof. of Elementary Education, and BC alumna

Part 3 of the Center's Conversations on "Race" and Racism series this fall.

Co-sponsored by ​African and African Diaspora Studies; the Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Lynch School of Education; and Psychology and the Other.  

A light lunch to be served.  RSVP for Dec. 5 here.


Here are a few other event-related links of interest:

Past Events | Video of Past Events | Area Events