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Center for Human Rights & Peace Studies

Promoting Social Justice and Human Dignity

The Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies advances social justice and human dignity in an interdisciplinary fashion through the active involvement of faculty, students, and community in research and teaching.

7th Annual Human Rights Conference

7th Annual Human Rights Conference. Click on the image below to view the flyer. 7th Annual Human Rights Conference: Freedom of Expression & Citizenship in 2017. To download the flyer, visit 7th Annual Human Rights Conference.

About the Center

Lehman College Admissions Student Photo The Center builds on Lehman College’s unique history: the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights began at Lehman College when the United Nations met at the College. Lehman College students, often immigrants and the first in their families to access higher education, engender a broad understanding of human rights. The Center unites student and faculty engagement on local and global rights issues in New York and the greater world community.

The Center emphasizes intrinsic linkages between human rights and peace. Not merely the absence of war or conflict, human security necessitates community building, safety, promotion of tolerance, environmental sustainability, expanded life chances, freedom of expression, movement and association, and equal access to resources across gender, ethnic, class, national, and other socio-economic divides.

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Upcoming Events

Past Events

Annual Spring Conference: Post-Colonial Truth Telling

  • Film Series Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American- February 25, 11:00am-1:00pm
    The Mexican Suitcase- March 12, 12:30-2:30pm
    Virunga- May 6, 11:00am-1:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Leonard Lief Library

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