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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 vague concept, and topics covered in colloquia are correspondingly broad.

Dates and Location, Fall 2014

The Human Rights and Education Colloquium, in collaboration with students at Teachers College, will meet three times this fall. The meetings will be as follows:

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!

For more information, or to submit a presentation proposal, contact Martha Monty at

How do I present?

If you already know what you would like to present, please, send a short 100-200 words abstract to the co-chairs (Martha Monty, at or Anushri 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.


The Human Rights and Education Collaborative is a non-NYU affiliated blog that is maintained by HREC-alums. Click here to visit the blog. Interested in contributing? Email Devin Farris at

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