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APSY 7461 Human Rights Interdisciplinary Seminar (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The study of human rights defies disciplinary boundaries. This seminar, sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and International Justice (CHRIJ), provides a rare space to examine human rights from an interdisciplinary perspective. The seminar brings together faculty affiliated with the Center, students from across the university, visiting scholars and guest speakers, to examine issues of human rights and international justice. The Spring 2019 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. More details on the 2019 seminar at

Instructor(s): Daniel Kanstroom
M. Brinton Lykes

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor.

Corequisites: None

Cross listed with: LAWS7461

Comments: Registration by permission only. 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. To apply, students must submit a brief statement (no longer than one page, single-spaced) to with the subject line "Human Rights Interdisciplinary Seminar application." Please include your Eagle ID and academic discipline in the application. The application deadline is Friday, November 9, 2018.

Last Updated: 14-Aug-18