Webster students are actively engaged in human rights and humanitarian
studies – in class, at internships, in the field, and eventually in grad
school and/or the workplace.
In order to ensure that students have a voice on this Web site, this page
is dedicated to their writing, art, photographs, and opinions. If you are a
Webster student with something to contribute, please contact us at
|Webster undergraduate Kris Parsons visits the home of her student, Jae, in northern
Thailand. The pair, along with friends Boonsoo and Jiew, traveled in the bed of a
pickup truck and then walked for two hours to reach Mae Khong village. Parsons spent
a year studying and teaching in Thailand through Webster Abroad, and calls Jae “one
of the funniest, most intelligent people I have ever met.”
(Photo courtesy of Kris Parsons)
International Human Rights Exchange
Johannesburg, South Africa
The International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) is the world's only full-semester, multidisciplinary program in human rights for
undergraduate students. The program is based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a joint venture with Bard College. Each semester students and faculty from Africa and North America come together to participate in a deep and multifaceted intellectual engagement in human rights. In addition to a required core course, students choose from 12 or more electives exploring human
rights from the perspective of a variety of academic disciplines.
IHRE also opens up possibilities for substantive participation in human rights work. Students enrolled in the Engagement with Human Rights course intern with an NGO working on contemporary rights in post-apartheid South Africa. Students also explore human rights challenges in rural South Africa through a Community Human Rights Workshop, visit the Apartheid Museum and important cultural sites, and attend guest lectures by human rights experts from South Africa and around the world.
For more information: http://www.ihre.org