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December 9, 2021

The Moral Presuppositions of Human Rights Discourse

Today everybody claims to be for human rights. People radically disagree, however, about what human rights there are. Can disagreements of this sort be adjudicated?
December 7, 2021

Thoughts on meeting Dr. Robert George

By Brandon Showalter, graduate student of Catholic University’s M.A. in Human Rights. As final exams loom large and the fall semester draws to a close, the Human Rights Masters degree […]
November 30, 2021

Protecting Catholic Values in the Medical Field

On Friday, November 12, the MA in Human Rights students gathered at The Dubliner to meet with Louis Brown, Executive Director of the Christ Medicus Foundation.
November 20, 2021

Work of Congress on Human Rights and Trafficking Issues

On Friday, November 12, the MA in Human Rights cohort met with a group of Congressional Staff who focus on human rights and trafficking issues.
November 2, 2021

Fr. Woo on the Chinese Communist Party, the Past, Present, and Future of Hong Kong as a Territory

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021 the M.A. Human Rights cohort met with Fr. Woo, who presented on the Chinese Communist Party, the past, present, and future of Hong Kong as a territory, and the consequences of the loss of Hong Kong’s autonomy for the region and wider world.
October 25, 2021

Catholic University Hosts Human Rights Lecture Featuring Former Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

On Tuesday, October 19, The Catholic University of America’s Institute for Human Ecology hosted its Annual Human Rights Lecture, which focused on the fundamental, international law, and constitutional dimensions of religious freedom.
October 18, 2021

An Intimate Look Inside One of the Many Forms of Modern Slavery: Human Trafficking

On Wednesday, October 13, the MA in Human Rights cohort visited the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) here in DC for an intimate look inside one of the many forms of modern slavery: human trafficking.
October 11, 2021

A Discussion on Catholic Social Teaching with Professor Lucia Silecchia of the Columbus School of Law

On October 6th the Masters in Human Rights cohort got to hear from Professor Lucia Silecchia of the Columbus School of Law. For the past thirty years, Professor Silecchia has taught subjects ranging from Catholic Social Teaching to rights of the elderly and the disabled.
October 5, 2021

A visit to the Religious Freedom Institute: Right to Religious Freedom as a Social Good

(from left to right) Justice Lombardi, Tom Shakely, William Saunders, Hannah McIntyre, Jane Jagas, Brandon Showalter, Bino Socrates, and Thomas Farr. By Francisco Socrates, graduate student of […]
September 16, 2021

William Saunders at the 17th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Hosts Tracy Sabol and Catherine Hadro talk to William Saunders, Director of the Program in Human Rights at the Catholic University of America, at the 17th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.

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