7th Annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop

The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at Illinois Wesleyan University is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring its fourth annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop from February 15 to February 17, 2019, ending with a morning breakfast on the 17th . This year’s theme Changing Climates and Human Rights Discourse, with a dual emphasis upon the ways in which human rights discourse has evolved and responded to contemporary political, social, and economic challenges and/or the ways in which our understandings of environmental justice are informed by what human rights entail. Our theme corresponds to the Illinois Wesleyan Annual theme for 2018-2019, “Changing Climates.” This two-day event will gather undergraduate students from liberal arts institutions to present their independent research related to this theme. In the spirit of the workshop setting, presentations will be informal and there will be ample room for dialogue among all participants. Faculty mentors are also encouraged to attend.


Changing Climates and Human Rights Discoure

Date: February 15th - February 17th

Abstract Deadline: Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Email abstracts to iepstein@iwu.edu

  • Present your evolving research about how our understanding of human rights has changed, or how human rights informs our understanding of environmental justice.
  • Meet with professors and students from around the country to share and critique ideas over a two day period.
  • If accepted, all expense other than travel to and from Bloomington, Illinois will be paid for.

Past Workshops:

2018 - Revolution and Social Justice

2015 - Human Rights and Free Expression

2014 - Religion, Identity, and Conflict