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The Center's Graduate Seminar in Human Rights

Human Rights Interdisciplinary Seminar

(3 Credits in the Spring)

Spring 2016 seminar will meet Thursdays, 2:00PM-4:20PM

In spring 2016, the seminar will be taught and organized by Center Director, and Professor of Theology, David Hollenbach SJ, with participation by the Directors, Fellows, and Affiliated Faculty of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice. It will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of—and responses to—the compelling human rights challenges of our times.

Instructors: David Hollenbach, S.J. 

An interdisciplinary approach to human rights, in light of their historical development, theoretical understanding, critical assessment, and practical pursuit.  This year’s focus on human rights in context of humanitarian crisis, war, refugee flight, and other grave threats to human dignity.  Cases examined from both theoretical and practical perspectives.  Students drawn from any of Boston College's graduate or professional degrees (and undergraduate seniors if space allows).

Prerequisites: Admission by permission only.

Satisfies ABA Writing Requirement for Law Students

Application: Students wishing to apply for the seminar should submit a brief statement explaining their interest (no longer than 250 words) to with the subject-line "Human Rights Interdisciplinary Seminar". Please include your Eagle ID and academic discipline in the application.  The application deadline is Thursday, November 5, 2015.