Human Rights Center

A Vision For Change

Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Our Center creates a positive change through research, education and dialogue. At the heart of a global human rights community, we are committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice, between scholars and practitioners.

Celebrating Human Rights

20 years

Home to the nation's first undergraduate human rights studies program, this year marks 20 years of human rights education at the heart of the University of Dayton's mission.

70 years

Seventy years after its adoption by the UN General Assembly, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is just as powerfully relevant as it was on its first day. #StandUp4HumanRights

Malawi Graduate Fellowship Application

This program is designed to support a University of Dayton recent graduate or graduating senior with a yearlong field experience working as a Program Officer for Determined to Develop.

President 12.10.18
Radical Love

Every person deserves dignity. Every person deserves a voice. When our students advocate for the vulnerable, they become a voice for the voiceless in a world that is not always just. Their stories give me faith in the future. And their mindset is one we want to cultivate in all graduates, no matter their degree.

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Human Rights 12.04.18
Human Rights Alumni

McLean Johnson ’12 is one of several alumni showcasing the wide range of career possibilities available to graduates of the University of Dayton’s landmark human rights studies program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

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Human Rights 11.12.18
Celebrity, Protest, and South Africa in Copenhagen

Last week, Alexandra C. Budabin attended a conference on “Celebrity and Protest in Africa and in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle” at the University of Copenhagen. Panels showcased work on literary celebrities, music, and performance.

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Human Rights 11.09.18
Technology and Human Rights: Improved Shea Butter Processing for Women in Northern Ghana

As a graduate engineering student at the University of Dayton, Erin Peiffer spent the summer interning for Burro, a Ghana-based company, through the university’s Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities of Service learning (ETHOS) program.

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Human Rights Center

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2790

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The driving force behind the Center is a diverse group of dedicated faculty, staff, and students each bringing their own expertise and knowledge to our work in the human rights arena.

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