8th Annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop
The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at Illinois Wesleyan University will
be sponsoring its 8th annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop. This year’s
theme is Facts and Fictions: Human Rights and the Search for Truth(s), emphasizes the way in which human rights discourse has evolved and responded to contemporary
political, social, and economic challenges. It especially invites exploration regarding
the relationship between the spreading of false information and its repercussions
for the undermining of basic rights. 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
encouraged to attend.
In order to be considered for participation in the workshop, interested students should
submit a 500 word abstract summarizing their research project and obtain a letter
of support from a faculty member at their home institution. Please submit abstracts
and letters to
by December 3rd, 2019. A faculty committee at Illinois Wesleyan will review all applications
and notify participants by December 21st, 2019.
Facts and Fictions: Human Rights and the Search for Truth
Date: February 14 - 16, 2020
Abstract Deadline: December 3, 2019
Email abstracts to email@example.com
- 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.
▷ 2014 - Religion, Identity, and Conflict
▷ 2015 - Human Rights and Free Expression
▷ 2018 - Revolution and Social Justice
▷ 2019 - Changing Climates