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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.
February 13, 2020

A Closer Look at Saint Josephine Bakhita

Did you know that St. Bakhita's feast falls on the same day as the International Day Against International Trafficking? Find out more about this incredible saint through Prof. Saunders interview on Relevant Radio.
February 13, 2020

Program Director Professor William Saunders Appears On Relevant Radio

Listen to a recent interview given by Professor William Saunders on the Drew Mariani Show, part of Relevant Radio. Dr. Saunders introduces the M.A. in Human Rights, particularly emphasizing its unique interdisciplinary, Catholic approach.
February 8, 2020

Marching for Life with the Democrats for Life of America

M.A. student Steven Howard shares his unique perspective about marching for life with fellow Democrats. He sheds light on why he chooses to be part of a party that (mostly) champions abortion rights.
February 5, 2020

Newspaper Covers M.A. in Human Rights Program

Aleteia, a national Catholic news outlet, recently published an article introducing the M.A. in Human Rights, saying, “Pontifical university creates the first program of its kind.” The article discusses the unique Catholic lens brought to the program as well as its interdisciplinary approach.
February 5, 2020

Thinking and Acting Institutionally in 2020

In an important update to Aristotelian political thought, Yuval Levin’s new book shows that the health of a modern society depends on the health of its social institutions, and that our social institutions today are not healthy.

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