Human Rights Research & Advocacy

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Human Rights Research&Advocacy

Spring 2020

Taught By: Nisha Varia

Section: A

CRN: 1870

Credits: 3

This is a workshop-oriented class that teaches the practical skills of a human rights investigator and advocate: how to design a project, conduct research, present the findings, and build pressure for change. Modules include techniques for interviewing survivors of human rights violations and government officials, pitching human rights stories to the media, and conceptualizing advocacy campaigns. Students will learn to present human rights findings in a clear, concise and compelling manner, whether in internal memos, press releases or public reports. Guest speakers from diverse parts of the global human rights movement will share their experiences and advice. This course is by permission only. There are no course pre-requisites, but prospective students should submit one to two paragraphs to the instructor explaining their interest in the subject, including any relevant coursework, volunteer experience, or work experience and how the class feeds into their course of study and/or future goals. This will assist the instructor in tailoring the class to meet the needs of enrolled students.

This course is part of the Governance & Rights concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:46am 9/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm



Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020