Seminar

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Human Rights and International Justice

Spring 2020

APSY/EDUC/THEO/UNAS/LAWS746101 (3 credits). Registration by permission only (see application process below).

The Spring 2020 seminar will meet Thursdays, 2:00PM-4:20PM on in Campion 016.

Instructor: Prof. Daniel Kanstroom, BC Law School

The seminar will begin with an overview and brief historical review of human rights instruments and then explore a series of complexities for those seeking to engage in human rights scholarship, advocacy, and activism. We seek to engage critically with human rights discourse and actions as they intersect with gender, culture/ethnicity, “race,” class and other categorizations.

The seminar is the core course for the Center's interdisciplinary Certificate in Human Rights and International Justice.


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 includes sessions with guest lecturers and CHRIJ co-directors and affiliated faculty. Students will be expected to attend all the seminar sessions and are encouraged to attend CHRIJ and other guest speaker presentations throughout the semester.

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 one page, single spaced) to humanrights@bc.edu with the subject-line "Human Rights Interdisciplinary Seminar application." Please include your Eagle ID and academic discipline in the application.  The application deadline is Tuesday, November 5, 2019.