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2022 Global Institute for Human Rights offers immersive experience in human rights advocacy

February 01, 2022

The 2022 GIHR will be held in late May through early June, and applications are now being accepted through April 29.

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s 2022 Global Institute for Human Rights (GIHR) is an interactive, immersive course of study aimed at undergraduates, graduate students, and junior professionals alike who are passionate about a career in human rights advocacy or who would like to enhance their awareness on such topics as women’s rights, climate justice, and the basic rights of migrants and refugees.

Organized by Senior Adjunct Professor of Global Leadership, Academic Director of the GIHR, and esteemed women’s human rights scholar and practitioner Rangita de Silva de Alwis and the Law School’s Legal Education Programs, the 2022 course is being held as a live-virtual program from May 23 through June 3 on weekdays excluding Memorial Day (May 30) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.

The Institute is unique compared to traditional academic studies of human rights, as the focus of this program is to bring experienced human rights advocates and practitioners from around the world to the table, allowing them to share their experiences and career paths with the next generation of human rights advocates. The Institute identifies human rights as foundational to leadership. The bedrock principles of the human rights agenda are the bulwark of global citizenship.

This program is designed to increase your understanding of human rights theory through a blend of interactive lectures that explore the most current and pressing human rights issues. The sessions also help to uncover the ways that human rights advocacy can intersect with your career aspirations, whether in law, policy, business, or other fields.

The program is designed to empower and transform students into the next generation of human rights scholars, practitioners, and leaders by offering them the opportunity to learn about the shared experiences of fellow students from around the globe and expand their network of human rights advocates leading change both near and far. Past students have gone on to lead impactful advocacy work in different parts of the world, including Latin America and the Middle East. Others have opted to attend law school, including the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

While the final application deadline for GIHR is April 29, 2022, those who enroll by Friday, February 25 will receive a savings of $250 off the program fee.

Apply to the 2022 GIHR.