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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.


SPHR 2019

October 1-4: Convene to address high-risk threats that present themselves with unprecedented urgency

America the Borderland

Multimedia exhibit featuring human rights defenders on the U.S.-Mexico border by the Moral Courage Project

Going Against the Grain

Social Practice of Human Rights '19

#SPHR19 convenes to address high-risk threats that present themselves with unprecedented urgency. It will be our task to reinvigorate collaborative efforts with hope and vigor, building sustainable movements and disruptive methods even when it means, to quote Pope Francis, “going against the grain.”

Moral Courage Project

2020 Project Team: Water

Application form for all students wishing to be considered for a spot on the 2020 Moral Courage Project team is now open.

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Human Rights Center

Keller Hall, Room 455
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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