human rights

Religious Studies Majors Study What Moves People and Nations

Human Rights, Philosophy, Ethics and Analysis Integrated into Program

When choosing a college major, the question of “purpose” inevitably arises for students. Four years can fly by, with parents’ tolerance for big bills souring along the way. But consider the ways in which an emphasis in religious studies led sophomore Dinar Kurji to surprising discoveries about himself:

Minor Helps Students Tackle Human Rights Issues

March 03, 2018
When Liz McAllister transferred to UC Davis in 2016, she didn’t expect that she would be able to study human rights, much less go to Lebanon to work with Syrian refugees.

New Chancellor Takes Part in Star Trek and Human Rights Talk

December 08, 2017
What does it mean to be human? UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May and the director of Humans Rights Studies, Professor Keith Watenpaugh, sat down to explore this question together through an unusual lens: “Star Trek.”

Human Rights Talk in England

May 11, 2017
Last September 19, the United Nations issued the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. The document calls on member states to establish by 2018 a global compact for “safe, orderly and regular migration.”

Talk Address Attacks on Syrian Health Care

May 05, 2017
Susannah Sirkin, director of international policy and partnerships at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), outlined the horrendous impact of attacks on health care workers and facilities in Syria during the final Human Rights Studies lecture series talk at UC Davis.

Lecture Series Addresses Global Human Rights Issues

January 15, 2017
Human Rights Studies at UC Davis is presenting a four-lecture series of high-profile speakers addressing ongoing issues connected to war, indigenous rights, migration and refugees.