Human Rights and Social Justice
MPA Fellows concentrating in Human Rights and Social Justice focus on human rights, which, although often assumed to be universal, remain controversial in domestic and world politics. Students study policies that support the expansion of human rights and the elimination of all forms of discrimination, such as those based on gender, race, class, religion, ethnicity, caste, sexual orientation, disability or marital status both domestically and internationally, and work toward ensuring equal opportunities before the law and in society-at-large. Students pursuing this concentration also analyze the political and economic constraints that stand in the way of the full realization of human rights and learn to serve as advocates for alleviating political, economic, and social inequality.
Representative Human Rights and Social Justice Coursework:
*Consult the Course Guide for a more comprehensive list of course offerings.
Representative Human Rights and Social Justice Employers (Full Time and Internships):
China Labor Watch
Human Rights Watch
National Organization for Women
New York State Department of Labor
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and of the High Commissioner for Refugees
US Department of Justice
Representative Human Rights and Social Justice Occupational Titles:
Public Policy Associate
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