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. In lieu of Master's students presenting, HREC also welcomes professionals and practitioners in the field to share their expertise. 

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.

How do I present?

If you already know what you would like to present, please send a short summary of your idea to the HREC chair Jennifer Kong ( If you are wondering whether your research relates to HREC, please contact her and she will be happy to discuss it!

We encourage and support all forms of student research and presentations that are affiliated with human rights education.