Investigate the historical and social contexts of human rights movements, including the roles of culture, identity, political economy, and international law in four different countries.
Learn how grassroots activists, individuals, and communities are giving meaning to human rights movements at the local level.
The program will spend time in four different countries - USA, Chile, Nepal & Jordan. This comparative approach will highlight cultural variations in individual rights related to political freedoms and expression, underrepresented minority groups, and gender equity.
- Travel to four countries in one semester.
- Compare human rights policies and practices in four different cities.
- Critically examine the United States’ relationship to human rights and compare with other countries.
- Spend time with feminist leaders, student activists, UN officials, and indigenous Mapuche communities in the Chilean Andes.
- Experience homestay with local families in Nepal, Jordan and Chile.