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Human Rights Center

A Vision For Change

Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Our Center creates a positive change through research, education and dialogue. At the heart of a global human rights community, we are committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice, between scholars and practitioners.


SPHR 2019

#SPHR19 addressed high-risk threats that present themselves with unprecedented urgency

America the Borderland

Multimedia exhibit featuring human rights defenders on the U.S.-Mexico border by the Moral Courage Project


Malawi Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship supports a recent graduate with a field experience working as a Program Officer for Determined to Develop. Upon completion, the student receives a graduate assistantship at the Human Rights Center and scholarship to pursue a Masters program at the University of Dayton.

Apply by Dec. 15

Vietnam Legacies Project

The Vietnam Legacies Project, led by the John Meagher Fellowship, will support and promote scholarship, activism, community dialogue and engagement on the theme "Transitional Justice, Advocacy, and the U.S.-Vietnam War”. The Vietnam Legacies Symposium to convene May 2020.

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Social Practice of Human Rights

#SPHR19 addressed high-risk threats that present themselves with unprecedented urgency. Discussion revolved around reinvigorating collaborative efforts, building sustainable movements & disruptive methods even when it means, to quote Pope Francis, “going against the grain.”

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Let's Talk Human Rights


Human Rights Center

Keller Hall, Room 455
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2790

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The driving force behind the Center is a diverse group of dedicated faculty, staff, and students each bringing their own expertise and knowledge to our work in the human rights arena.

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