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Independence Day: Freedom to….

Even amidst the barbecues, beach trips, and sales during Fourth of July weekend, most Americans are quick to declare proudly that July Fourth is about our independence, our freedom. However we choose to celebrate/observe the holiday, I think we ought to spend some time asking, independent or free to do what, to be what.

To be clear,… more »

Todres: The Importance of Human Rights Education

I recently returned from the Global Summit on Childhood in San Jose, Costa Rica, where hundreds of educators had gathered to explore innovative ways to foster child development and learning. Home to the UN-mandated University for Peace and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Costa Rica—which also abolished its… more »

Building a Culture of Human Rights

Every December, Human Rights Day challenges us to confront the most pressing human rights crises. This year, many in government and civil society will be focused on the Syrian refugee crisis and other urgent human rights situations. The seemingly endless stream of human rights emergencies demands immediate action. At some point, however, we also… more »

Shana Tabak

Tabak Encourages Students to Become Human Rights Advocates

Throughout her career, visiting assistant professor Shana Tabak has worked with numerous immigrant and human rights organizations, spanning four different continents. She will share her experiences and expertise with Georgia State University College of Law students while teaching Asylum and Refugee Law, International Law and an Asylum practicum.

Tabak says Atlanta’s immigrant… more »

Article Suggests Common Rule Changes

Change Common Rule to Address Underrepresentation of Minorities

An article to be published in the American Journal of Public Health recommends changing the federal regulations that govern oversight of human subjects research (“the Common Rule”) to address continued underrepresentation of minorities in research studies.

Co-written by Bill Rencher (M.P.H. ’12), health access program director of… more »