Human Rights Research & Advocacy
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NINT 5372
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
  • International Affairs
  • Global Studies
This is a workshop-oriented class that teaches the practical skills of a human rights investigator and advocate: how to design a project, conduct research, present the findings, and build pressure for change. Modules include techniques for interviewing survivors of human rights violations and government officials, pitching human rights stories to the media, and conceptualizing advocacy campaigns. Students will learn to present human rights findings in a clear, concise and compelling manner, whether in internal memos, press releases or public reports. Guest speakers from diverse parts of the global human rights movement will share their experiences and advice. This course is by permission only. There are no course pre-requisites, but prospective students should submit one to two paragraphs to the instructor explaining their interest in the subject, including any relevant coursework, volunteer experience, or work experience and how the class feeds into their course of study and/or future goals. This will assist the instructor in tailoring the class to meet the needs of enrolled students. Send your email to Nisha Varia
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions