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International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE)
Johannesburg, South Africa
The International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) is the world’s only full-semester, multidisciplinary program in human rights. The program is housed at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a joint venture with Bard College. Each year — starting in July and ending in November – undergraduate students and faculty from Africa and North America come together to participate in a deep and multifaceted intellectual engagement in human rights. In addition to a required core course, students choose from 12 or more electives exploring human rights from the perspective of a variety of academic disciplines.
IHRE also opens up possibilities for substantive participation in human rights work. Students enrolled in the Engagement with Human Rights course intern with an NGO working on contemporary rights in post-apartheid South Africa. Students also explore human rights challenges in rural South Africa through a Community Human Rights Workshop, visit the Apartheid Museum and other relevant sites, and attend guest lectures from human rights experts from South Africa and around the world.
November 15, 2011 Spring 2012 Semester
March 1, 2011 Fall 2012 Semester
For more information on the International Human Rights Exchange: http://www.ihre.org