University of Denver

Program: International Human Rights, Conflict Resolution

Degree Master's
Country United States
State Colorado
City Denver
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Contact Name Anna and John J. Sie
Phone (303) 871-2544

The MA in International Human Rights provides students with the opportunity to explore issues of human dignity while critically examining the norms, processes and institutions designed to promote and protect human rights in our globalizing world. The program is unique among its peers for its interdisciplinary nature, linking human rights to development, health, security and humanitarian assistance, and for its emphasis on theory and practice. For breadth, the core curriculum offers courses in human rights theory, history, law, foreign policy and economic development. Courses with thematic perspectives link human rights to security, economic development, administration, gender and other issues. For practical experience, students are offered skills courses, internships and opportunities for fieldwork in the U.S. and around the world. Through research centers, guest lectures, conferences and film series, students participate in a wide range of human rights research and advocacy projects. Graduates typically seek and obtain positions in international nonprofits, international rights advocacy organizations, international aid agencies, governmental and intergovernmental organizations, the human rights legal profession and academia.The interdisciplinary program in Conflict Resolution focuses on the study and application of alternative theories, various types of bargaining and negotiation techniques, and related ethical issues. These topics are examined through selected cases of conflict to understand how to manage and improve social patterns and policy choices between individuals, within organizations, and across cultures. The program combines a scholarly and vocational approach—theory with practice—in exploring a range of environments where conflict arises, including the personal, business, and political arenas- from international diplomacy to national and local government policy discussion.