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April 28, 2021

Palliative and Hospice Care from a Catholic Perspective

Last month, the IHE held its second Annual Lecture on Human Rights, "Thirty Years after Tiananmen Square: Human Rights in China Today." William Saunders, J. D., Director of the Program in Human Rights, hosted speaker Chen Guangcheng, the blind human rights activist and Chinese dissident known internationally as "the barefoot lawyer."
August 20, 2020

Democratic Lawmaking and the Creation of International Abortion Rights

Did you know the will of the people through a democratic process has not been a determining factor in the international legalization of abortion? Find out more in this review of a compelling new compilation of essays about the legalization of abortion in countries around the world.
June 4, 2020

Washington Insider – Pro-life Issues

Program Director Professor William Saunders provides an in-depth look at where pro-life issues stand in Washington. From the March for Life to Executive Orders and Policies to the Supreme Court, particularly highlighting the June Medical decision and its implications for unborn children.
May 8, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party Is a Bigger Threat to Humanity Than Coronavirus, and America Must Confront It

In this piece, Chen Guangcheng and William J. Saunders discuss the effects of China’s authoritarian dictatorship on the freedom of its citizens, particularly during the pandemic. 
April 20, 2020

Moral Guidance on Prioritizing Care During a Pandemic

In a joint statement of twenty experts in medicine, law, bioethics, theology, and public policy, M.A. in Human Rights Program Director, William J. Saunders, offers guidance and moral considerations for prioritizing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. When faced with economic crisis and concerns medical care capacity, these professors with myriad expertise apply reason and provide clarity for all of us, especially those in decision-making roles.
March 17, 2020

Reflection on Unalienable Rights

M.A. in Human Rights student, Joseph Enzler, reflects on his recent opportunity to attend a meeting of the Commission on Inalienable Rights, formed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Enzler shares how this experience shaped his view on public policy as he heard from both academic and private sector experts.
March 17, 2020

Human Rights and Human Dignity at the U.S. Department of State

Abigail Wilkinson, M.A. in Human Rights student with the IHE, demonstrates the growing need for legislation that respects basic rights as she reflects on her time attending a recent meeting of the Commission on Unalienable Rights. Her reflection is one that challenges us to ask ourselves: who are the people and what are the organizations that are responsible for ensuring rights for all?
March 5, 2020

Graduate Scholarships Available to Alumni of Newman Guide Colleges

The Cardinal Newman Society has a long history of helping students determine the quality of a college program through its Newman Guide, which ranks faithful Catholic colleges and universities. The Catholic University of America is proud to have been featured in the Guide consistently over the years. Now The Cardinal Newman Society is offering scholarships to alumni of Newman Guide recommended colleges. Pursuing a graduate degree just got less expensive.
February 13, 2020

March for Life 2020: Perspectives from a Human Rights Student

Student Abigail Wilkinson shares while worldwide abuses against human dignity often discourage her, the joy, diversity, and vision of human flourishing present at the March for Life gave her reasons for hope.
February 13, 2020

Freedom as Choice

Student Joseph Enzler reflects about what set this year's March for Life apart - the President's presence - and the Eternal Truth that is the life of a baby at the time of conception.

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The Catholic University of America


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339 Caldwell Hall
Washington, DC 20064


202-319-5892
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