South Africa: International Human Rights Exchange

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Linked on our blogs with International Human Rights Exchange IHRE – Received by e-mail: From: Jennifer Kloes, Date: 03/12/2009

International Human Rights Exchange IHRE, Johannesburg, South Africa: The International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) is the world’s only full-semester, multidisciplinary program in human rights for undergraduate students. The program is housed at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a joint venture with Bard College. Each year – starting in late July and ending in November – students and faculty from North America and Africa come together to participate in a deep and multifaceted intellectual engagement in human rights. In addition to a required core course, students choose from 12 or more electives exploring human rights from the perspective of a variety of academic disciplines.

IHRE also opens up possibilities for substantive participation in human rights work. Students enrolled in the Engagement with Human Rights course intern with an NGO working on contemporary rights in post-apartheid South Africa. Students also explore human rights challenges in rural South Africa through a Community Human Rights Workshop, visit the Apartheid Museum and other relevant sites, and attend guest lectures from human rights experts from South Africa and around the world.

More information on the International Human Rights Exchange. Best wishes, Jennifer Kloes, International Program Manager, Institute for International Liberal Education, Bard College, Tel: (845) 758-7081, E-mail.

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