Explore the interdisciplinary field of human rights, which draws theoretical and practical approaches for understanding the economic, cultural, political, philosophical, and representational dynamics of human rights issues in today’s society.
What Will I Learn?
At Southern Miss, our curriculum offers diverse human rights-related topics and equips students with the fundamental knowledge to employ law, policy, and practice in human rights advocacy.
From examining moments of human rights abuse to movements that protect and promote
human rights, you will study topics like globalization, the environment, diversity,
gender equality, poverty, citizenship, democracy, and intercultural relations to develop
the interpersonal skills needed for building a culture that respects human rights.
Gain valuable practical experience in human rights/civil liberties through a supervised
MEET OUR DIRECTOR AND AFFILIATE FACULTY
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Dr. Robert Press
Conducting Human Rights Research in Kenya
An abiding love for Kenya and its people has drawn Associate Professor Bob Press back to the African nation to research past and present non-violent, human rights social movements. Read More
With a human rights minor, students are given the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a broad, yet competitive career path.
Individuals in this field work for world-renowned governmental organizations such
as: the United Nations (UN), International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Organization
for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
- Human Rights Lawyer
- Political Affairs Officer
- Grant Writer
- Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist
- Human Rights Educator
- Policy Analyst
- Fundraising Specialist
- Environmental Specialist
Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties
For students, faculty and others who believe in human rights for everyone, everywhere, without discrimination, the Center provides a focal point.
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