PY/ED/TH/UN/LL46101 Human Rights Interdisciplinary Seminar
(3 Credits in the Spring)
The Center for Human Rights and International Justice
Graduate Seminar in Human Rights
Prerequisites: Admission by instructor permission only.
Satisfies ABA Writing Requirement for Law Students
Instructor: David Hollenbach, S.J.
The seminar will be taught and organized by Professor David Hollenbach, S.J., with participation by the Directors, Fellows, and Affiliated Faculty of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice (see http://www.bc.edu/humanrights). It will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of—and responses to—the compelling human rights challenges of our times.
In the Spring of 2013, the seminar's focus will be on ethical, political, legal, and psychosocial aspects of the human rights issues confronting migrants, refugees and internally displaced populations throughout the world. It will seek to address the causes of displacement and migration, and will explore how forced migration leads to the violation of human rights and what can be done in response.
The Center invites applications from students enrolled in a graduate professional degree in any of Boston College's divisions. Undergraduate seniors will be considered, space permitting.
The seminar will meet every Wednesday from 2.00 – 4.30 PM and will include sessions with guest lecturers and CHRIJ associate directors and affiliated faculty. Students will be expected to attend all the seminar sessions and are encouraged to attend guest speaker presentations.
Application: Students wishing to apply for the seminar should submit a brief statement explaining their interest (no longer than 250 words) to CHRIJ (email@example.com). Please include your Eagle ID in the application. The application deadline is Monday, December 3, 2012.