Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions

MA in International Education

Human Rights and Education Colloquium


The Human Rights and Education Colloquium was started in fall 2012 by graduate students at NYU Steinhardt. It provides a space for students to share, discuss and review research into the field of human rights.

Speaking about human rights almost inevitably involves encountering questions of education: cultural change and stability, authority and persuasion, norm diffusion and globalization, history and remembering, nationalism and democracy. We bring these two fields together in order to create a unique and interdisciplinary dialogue. ‘Human rights and education’ is an expansive and sweeping concept, and topics covered in colloquia are correspondingly broad.

Dates and Location, Fall 2015

November 20th, 2015 5:00-6:30

New York University, Kimball Hall

Room 607


December Meeting: TBA


Spring 2016 dates forthcoming

Dates and Location, Spring 2015

February 4th, 2015, 5:30-7:00PM
Teachers College, Columbia University
Russell 302, 3rd Floor of the Library

March 4th, 2015, 5:30-7:00PM
NYU Kimball Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

April 1st, 2015, 5:30-7:00PM
Teachers College, Columbia University
Russell 302, 3rd Floor of the Library

May 6th, 2015, 5:30-7:00PM,
NYU Kimball Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

The sessions start with two 15-minute presentations followed by questions and a discussion. The presentation topics are interdisciplinary and cover a variety of topics. Our past presenters explored the teaching and remembering in post-Pinochet Chile, human rights in Islam, palliative care in West Africa, multiculturalism and human rights in Canada, peacemaking process in Colombia, education in refugee camps and many more. There are many ways to approach human rights and education: We welcome you to share thoughts and creativity with HREC!


How do I present?

If you already know what you would like to present, please, send a short 100-150 words abstract to the co-chairs (Diana Collins, at or Mark Johnson at If you are wondering whether your research relates to HREC, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it!

We currently accept the applications for all the four Fall sessions on a rolling basis. We recommend submitting them sooner than later so we can plan the session and pair you up with another presentation to stimulate the best discussion. An additional suggested deadline is a week before the relative Colloquium session.

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