Credits: 3


This is an interdisciplinary course that explores international human rights and the UN from a historical, political and legal perspective.  Throughout the course of the semester, students will engage critically with course material as we delve into policy discussions and contemporary debates surrounding a spectrum of related issues, from preventing mass atrocity crimes to the use of drone warfare in counter-terrorism. Course materials encompass international treaties and UN source documents as well texts from political scientists, legal academia, NGOs and news outlets.

Sample Syllabus