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  • Pozen Family Center for Human Rights | The University of Chicago
    Initiatives Pozen Visiting Professors Internship Program Events Curriculum Student Awards Graduate Student Resources Alumni News Archive Support the Center FAQs Contact Us Upcoming Events Search Search Follow Us Facebook YouTube LinkedIn Pozen Family Center for Human Rights The University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights is a unique interdisciplinary program committed to a model that explores human rights issues and questions both in theory and practice We invite you to use the links on the left menu to learn more about our Center including human rights initiatives an internship program a rigorous curriculum and undergratuate minor visiting professors community events student awards graduate student resources and alumni news We love hearing from our students community and alumni so please contact us Featured News and Announcements RSS Human Rights Internship Report Back Panels Human Rights Internship Report Back Panels take place throughout the autumn and winter quarters With 3 4 student presenters at each session they are an opportunity for the previous summer intern cohort to share their experiences with the campus community It is also a great opportunity for prospective interns to learn more about the Internship Program Questions Contact Michal Ran Rubin Internship Coordinator The Report Back schedule for 2014 2015 will be updated here as details are finalized Read the full post Commemorating El Mozote at the University of Chicago This series commemorating El Mozote is a collaboration between the Chicago Presents concert series the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts the Center for Latin American Studies and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights with support from the family of the late Read the full post Child Migration Human Rights in a Global Age a two part Lunchtime Series Please join us for two exciting events in October Both events will be held

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  • Human Rights Internship Program | Pozen Family Center for Human Rights | The University of Chicago
    In addition Matt is visiting and corresponding with incarcerated clients as well as screening inmate requests for assistance New York New York USA Maya Goldman Maya is interning at the Vera Institute s Center on Youth Justice which works closely with government agencies to reform juvenile justice policy in New York and keep children and teens in school and in their communities CYJ aims to prevent youth who have committed low level offenses from entering the juvenile justice system One method of improving the treatment of status offenders is the Center s Status Offense Reform Center an online resource that Maya is primarily in charge of during the summer Maya is conducting interviews for the site as well as incorporating guest blogs into the SORC Maya also assists with Youth Futures an initiative that works to improve employment and education prospects for system involved youth in Chicago New Orleans and Los Angeles Chicago Illinois USA Melissa Noe Melissa s internship is at Latino Policy Forum a non profit organization in Chicago that conducts analysis to improve education outcomes advocate for affordable housing and promote just immigration policies with an understanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future Melissa is assisting in research and program implementation that assesses as well as ensures access to safe secure habitable and affordable housing for Latinos in Chicago Rikers Island New York New York USA Sofia Flores Sofia is working at the New York Department of Corrections through an Osborne Association program entitled ABLE She is working with adolescent detainees leading educational and recreational programming that fosters positive development Chicago Illinois USA Tovia Siegel Tovia is organizing around education and safety with the Southwest Organizing Project SWOP a community organization devoted to building power in order to combat problems related to education safety housing health and immigration in southwest Chicago neighborhoods She is organizing with youth through the TeenReach or VOYCE programs and creating programming in the neighborhood to engage blocks and reduce violence She is also researching police practices in the neighborhood Previous Next 2014 Human Rights Program Interns CLOSE X São Paulo Brazil Daniel Ramirez Raftree Daniel is interning at Brasil de Fato a progressive newspaper that acts as a voice for many of Brazil s social movements He assists with daily operations translates articles into English and dedicates much of his time to connecting with and volunteering for local social movements Buenos Aires Argentina Daniela Tolchinsky Daniela is interning for the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales CELS which promotes the effective exercise of human rights justice and social inclusion at a national and international level She is primarily responsible for classifying and analyzing U S State Department and CIA documents found in the National Security Archive specifically in regard to Operation Condor She is also investigating reference to companies suspected of complicity in crimes against humanity Florencia Caquetá Colombia Erin McFee Erin is working with Colombian receiving communities areas that have a mix of civilian populations and individuals who demobilized from

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  • Commemorating El Mozote at the University of Chicago | Pozen Family Center for Human Rights | The University of Chicago
    proved to be an indisputable record of the massacre recording the changes of two decades in the lives of the people Meiselas s El Mozote photographs will be displayed on screens in the Logan Center lobby before during and after the November 1 concert Lessons from El Mozote A pre concert roundtable Saturday November 1 2014 3 30 5 00PM Logan Center for the Arts Seminar Terrace Room 801 915 E 60th Street Chicago see map This roundtable will discuss the relevance of El Mozote today Panelists include Oscar Chachon Executive Director of the National Alliance of Latin American Caribbean Communities NALACC Oscar Chacon came to the US as a refugee from El Salvador in the early 1980s In the 1980s he was active as an organizer in the refugee community in the 1990s he directed Centro Presente a Salvadoran founded community service and advocacy center in Cambridge Massachusetts He moved to Chicago in 2001 to direct Enlaces America a project of Heartland Alliance later founding NALACC as an independent coalition of immigrant lead organizations active in migration policy discussions in the US and the region Joaquin Chavez Assistant Professor of History University of Illinois at Chicago Joaquin Chávez s work focuses on modern El Salvador revolutionary movements and the Catholic Church He received his doctorate in 2010 from New York University His scholarship centers on the revolution in El Salvador with special emphasis on the coalition of peasant leaders and left wing intellectuals many of whom were inspired by the teaching and social mission of the Catholic Church who worked together to overthrow the dictatorship during the 1970s and 80s Chávez has been deeply engaged in peace and reconciliation work in his native El Salvador as well as in other hot spots including Nepal Eric Stover Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law Public Health University of California Berkeley Eric Stover is the Pozen Visiting Professor Human Rights at the University of Chicago this autumn quarter Stover previously served as the Executive Director of Physicians for Human Rights and the Director of the Science and Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science He has served on several forensic missions to investigate mass graves as an Expert on Mission to the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda In the early 1990s Stover conducted the first research on the social and medical consequences of land mines in Cambodia and other post war countries Stover was involved in the original investigation of the El Mozote massacre in the early 1980s and is currently working on a reopened investigation ordered by the Inter American Court of Human Rights Susan Gzesh moderator Executive Director of the Family Pozen Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago and Senior Lecturer in the College An attorney Susan Gzesh was active in the 1980s in the defense of Salvadoran refugees and counseled religious organizations in the Sanctuary Movement She directs the Center for Human

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  • Child Migration & Human Rights in a Global Age: a two-part Lunchtime Series | Pozen Family Center for Human Rights | The University of Chicago
    is the founding director of UChicago s Human Rights Program She is currently FXB Director of Research Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health the Jeremiah Smith Jr Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School She has published extensively on issues of transnational child migration refugee protection children s rights and citizenship Q A will be moderated by Maria Woltjen of the Young Center for Immigrant Children Books will be for sale by the Seminary Co op Bookstore Children on the US Mexico Border the Current Crisis Tuesday October 21 from 12 1 30pm Light lunch will be served This panel of Chicago practitioners will provide updates on the current crisis of Central American child migrants in the U S and suggest ways students can be involved Panelists will include Jajah Wu Staff Attorney The Young Center for Immigrant Children s Rights at the University of Chicago Law School Representative from National Association of Latin American and Caribbean Communities Representative from the National Immigrant Justice Center Moderated by Susan Gzesh Executive Director of the Pozen Family Center for Human

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  • About the Center | Pozen Family Center for Human Rights | The University of Chicago
    are human rights secured and protected Founded as the Human Rights Program in 1997 the University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights includes research and teaching which explores core questions of human dignity with a critical examination of the institutions designed to promote and protect human rights in the contemporary world The Center is a unique initiative because of its interdisciplinary focus and linkage of theory and practice The Human Rights Curriculum includes a core sequence undergraduate minor and electives with distinct disciplinary thematic and or regional perspectives The Internship Program provides summer fellowships to students for hands on experience at host organizations in the U S and around the world The Center provides substantial intellectual and financial support to graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago engaged in the study of human rights through pre dissertation and dissertation research grants dissertation completion fellowship teaching opportunities internships and the Graduate Human Rights Workshop Students and faculty receive support for key ongoing human rights initiatives which explore solutions to real world human rights problems Ongoing thematic initiatives include Crisis of Humanitarianism Health and Human Rights and Human Rights at Home Through events such

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  • Human Rights Initiatives | Pozen Family Center for Human Rights | The University of Chicago
    Us Search Search Follow Us Facebook YouTube LinkedIn The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights students faculty and staff regularly engage in projects on and off campus supporting both domestic and international human rights issues Ongoing projects include Crisis of Humanitarianism Health and Human Rights Human Rights at Home Past projects under the Human Rights at Home initiative include a Curriculuum Development Project and the Chicago Police Torture Cases Archive

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  • Pozen Visiting Professors | Pozen Family Center for Human Rights | The University of Chicago
    Breaking of Bodies and Minds Torture Psychiatric Abuse and the Health Professions He is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Transitional Justice and Human Rights Quarterly and a board member of the Crimes of War Project Professor Stover will teach a seminar and give a series of lectures in Autumn Quarter 2014 More information about Professor Stover may be found at Berkeley Law Dr William F Schultz Spring 2013 Pozen Visiting Professor in Human Rights Dr William F Schulz is currently the President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee a nonsectarian organization that advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world He is also an Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and an Affiliated Professor at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago Previously he served from 1994 2006 as Executive Director of Amnesty International USA During his twelve years at Amnesty Dr Schulz led AI missions to Liberia Tunisia Northern Ireland and Sudan He has appeared frequently on radio and television and is the author or contributing editor of several books including In Our Own Best Interest How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All Tainted Legacy 9 11 and the Ruin of Human Rights The Phenomenon of Torture and The Future of Human Rights US Policy for a New Era While at University of Chicago Dr Schultz taught a course titled Organizing for Human Rights Change HMRT 29503 39503 His public lectures can be found on our list of past events Elizabeth Borgwardt Spring 2012 Pozen Visiting Professor in Human Rights Professor Elizabeth Borgwardt is an acclaimed international law and human rights historian whose research focuses on human rights ideas and institutions She is an Associate Professor of History at Washington University in St Louis Her first book A New Deal for the World America s Vision for Human Rights was published in 2005 by Harvard University Press and garnered the Merle Curti book award from the Organization of American Historians as the best book in the history of ideas as well as the Stuart L Bernath book award from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and the Phi Alpha Theta best first book award Borgwardt has a PhD from Stanford a JD from Harvard Law School and an M Phil in International Relations from Cambridge University She clerked for the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and is a member of the California Bar She has held fellowships with Harvard Stanford Berkeley and NYU as well as a Fulbright with the University of Heidelberg where she remains a permanent faculty affiliate Her current project on crimes against humanity in history law and politics is under contract with Alfred A Knopf While at University of Chicago Professor Borgwardt taught a course titled Crimes against Humanity in History Law and Politics HMRT 29502 39502 Her public lecutres can be found on our list of past events

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  • Events | Pozen Family Center for Human Rights | The University of Chicago
    scholars including a number of University alumni Since 1998 the Center has sponsored conferences on international and domestic human rights issues including detention torture and post conflict reconciliation as well as on the practice of human rights and the teaching of human rights in liberal education Throughout the academic year the Center sponsors human rights educational events on a wide range of topics often in conjunction with interested student organizations Center staff faculty and students sometimes speak on human rights topics at local schools and universities as well as to community organizations and activist groups To find out about upcoming events check out our Events Calendar or Sign Up to receive weekly bulletins and event announcements Regular Event Series Pozen Professor Lecture series The Pozen Visiting Professor in Human Rights is a senior scholar or practitioner with a distinguished record in human rights in the academic professional journalistic political or civic world In addition to teaching one Human Rights course during his her stay at the University of Chicago the Pozen Professor also gives a public lecture series Human Rights Workshop Series This workshop series occurs throughout each quarter and includes common readings graduate student presentations and guest presenters Annual

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