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01:988:480 Ethics and Leadership


This course contextualizes human rights in contemporary global politics. Students will gain a thorough understanding of critical UN ideologies and mechanisms but will apply them to local case studies to see how international rights affect individual life experiences in various contexts.  Topics explored include: dynamics between security, conflict, and “peace”; reproductive and sexual rights; the relationship between state sovereignty and human rights; the rights of the child; indigenous rights; the implications of defining human beings as legal and “undocumented”; the impact of torture and terrorism; and hunger in the “first” and “third” worlds.