Human Rights Institute

Human Rights Institute

The Human Rights Institute promotes excellence and innovation in faculty research across disciplines and develops high-impact student engagement in human rights issues.

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The Binghamton University Human Rights Institute (HRI) advances research, teaching and community engagement in human rights. We bring a transdisciplinary human rights perspective to important social problems and contribute to evidence-based policymaking as well as critical discourses in human rights. Drawing upon Binghamton University's research excellence and New York state's rich history advocating and advancing human rights, the HRI develops initiatives with rights-based perspectives to impact public policy in New York state, the United States and internationally. We welcome new affiliates. 


Upcoming events:

April 12-13

Technologies of Human Rights Representation: A SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines
Binghamton University Art Museum                

Keynote Friday, April 12, 5:15 p.m.

Eric Gottesman

For Freedoms: Art as Civic Infrastructure 

Reception to follow

Friday, April 12

9:45 a.m. Welcome

Panel 1: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cultural Production and Human Rights

Panel 2: 1 - 2:40 p.m.
Moral and Ethical Parameters of Human Rights Research

Panel 5: 3:30 - 5 p.m.
History, Human Rights, and the Future

Saturday, April 13

Panel 3: 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Quantification and/of Human Rights

Panel 4: 12:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Science, Technology and Human Rights 

book series flyer

New undergraduate and graduate curricula 
Human Rights Minor
Freshman Research Immersion in Human Rights

 MS in Human Rights

Summer Internships!

See our Students page for more information on two exciting summer internship opportunities:

  • Human Rights Quarterly editorial internship
  • Sheffield Hallam University (UK) refugee and family reunification  internship

2018 Annual Report

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