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Human Rights at Stander

The Stander Symposium is an annual campus-wide forum to showcase academic excellence at the University of Dayton. It is designed to recognize student learning through faculty-mentored undergraduate and graduate research, scholarship and artistic accomplishments representing all academic units.

Highlighted below are live sessions, recorded presentations, and presentation materials linked to the work of the Human Rights Center. 

Moral Courage

On Campus

Students enrolled in three courses (HRS200, VAH428, POL431) worked on a collaborative multimedia project inspired by the the Moral Courage Project. Through an open nomination process, the UD campus community put forward names of people who exemplify "moral courage".

  • Permaculture Gardening in Malawi
  • Panel: HRC Graduate Fellows
  • Sustainable Fashion on Campus
  • Permaculture Gardening in Malawi

    This study assessed permaculture gardening as a solution to food insecurity in rural northern Malawi by investigating its potential to be adopted by farmers and increase food production. Research was conducted by Morgan Day through the 2019 Malawi Practicum in partnership with Determined to Develop.


    Panel: Human Rights Center Graduate Fellows

    HRC Graduate Fellows, Miranda Melone, Lauren Durnwald, Emily Mosca, Carly Hube, present their funded research and explore linkages to international human rights and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


    Sustainable Fashion on Campus

    Jillian DeWitt, Jenn Hoody, Hannah Nicholas, and Emily Shanahan present about the University Fair Trade Coalition's “Clothing Swap" implemented in collaboration with other organizations to encourage, promote and educate attendees about fair trade, ethical and sustainable practices campus-wide.


    Capstone Research

    Politics of Human Rights

    Students share initial findings from research linking specific human rights articles and SDGs targets to data, news, and programs in the Greater Dayton region. The purpose is to support advocacy to make Dayton a Human Rights City. A Human Rights City is a municipality that refers explicitly to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other norms in their policies and programs.

    Counterpart International: Next Generation in Thought Leadership

    The Center is working with the International Studies Program Capstone to conduct research and publish stories on the themes of supporting Civil Society in Challenging Environments and Inclusive Social Accountability. These presentations evaluate completed projects in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lebanon and Zambia.

    Bringing International Human Rights and the SDGs to Dayton - Browse all projects

    Politics of Human Rights Projects

    Independent Research

    Bailey Johnson


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