Additional Opportunities to Study

Human Rights Project

The Human Rights Project enables students to learn about, and engage in, the human rights movement. The Project links theoretical inquiry and critical explorations of human rights practice with active research and involvement in contemporary issues. Ongoing initiatives include projects on human rights forensics (with the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, University of London), music and torture, the intersections between the visual arts and human rights (with the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard), Human Rights Radio, and the Center for the Study of the Drone, a student-initiated project on drones in military and civilian contexts. The Project also sponsors a regular lecture and film series on campus. Archival projects include an online and broadcast-quality digital videotape archive of the trial of Slobodan Milosˇevic´ at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, and the Bhopal Memory Project, a web-based documentary resource about the 1984 chemical disaster in Bhopal, India. Since 2001 HRP has supported extensive research travel by students as well as dozens of student internships at human rights and humanitarian organizations, governmental and international agencies, local community groups, hospitals and clinics, and research centers from Albany to Peshawar.