Past Courses

Periodically, Center staff and faculty teach graduate and undergraduate courses on human rights issues. Courses have been offered through the School of Law, School of Public Health, Graduate School of Journalism, Department of Rhetoric, International & Area Studies program, and Legal Studies program.

 

Spring 2016

Perpetrators, Victims & Bystanders: Justice After Mass Atrocity

Instructor: Eric Stover

Law 262—This graduate seminar uses an interdisciplinary lens to examine how jurists, historians, psychologists, forensic scientists, and journalists have contributed to our understanding of wartime atrocities and their effects on survivors and post-conflict societies.

International Human Rights Law: Research and Practice

Instructors: Alexa Koenig and Eric Stover

Legal Studies 154—This course provides an overview of international human rights, including the field’s historical and theoretical foundations; the jurisprudence of international human rights; empirical insights from disciplines such as sociology, psychology, history, and anthropology; and emerging trends in human rights practice.

 

Fall 2015

Health and Human Rights

Instructor: Eric Stover

Public Health 211—This course will explore how international human rights and humanitarian laws and norms impact public health, and how health policies and practices may help promote human rights or potentially violate them. We will examine a wide range of topics including the role of health professionals in documenting the health consequences of war crimes and human rights abuses; treating survivors of torture and sexual violence; addressing the special health concerns of vulnerable groups, including child soldiers, human trafficking survivors, and prisoners; and resolving conflicts between civil liberties and public health policies during epidemics (e.g., HIV/AIDs and Ebola). We will also examine the role of international humanitarian organizations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, in armed conflict, and health and human rights impacts of climate change and environmental degradation.

 

Spring 2015

Perpetrators, Victims & Bystanders: Justice After Mass Atrocity

Instructors: Alexa Koenig and Eric Stover

Law 262—This graduate seminar uses an interdisciplinary lens to examine how jurists, historians, psychologists, forensic scientists, and journalists have contributed to our understanding of wartime atrocities and their effects on survivors and post-conflict societies.

International Human Rights

Instructors: Alexa Koenig and Eric Stover

Legal Studies 154—This course provides an overview of international human rights, including the field’s historical and theoretical foundations; the jurisprudence of international human rights; empirical insights from disciplines such as sociology, psychology, history, and anthropology; and emerging trends in human rights practice.

 

Fall 2011

Human Rights and War Crimes Investigations

Instructors: Eric Stover and Alexa Koenig

Law 262.69

 

Spring 2011

On Trial: Prosecuting Genocide and Sexual Violence in International Tribunals

Instructors: David Cohen and Eric Stover

 

Spring 2010

Rotary Fellows Seminar: Non-profit Leadership for Change

Instructors: Patrick  Vinck and Walter Link

IAS 255

 

Fall 2009

Health and Human Rights

Instructors: Eric Stover and Harvey Weinstein

Health and Med Sciences 198

 

Spring 2009

Justice and Accountability in Times of War, Genocide, and Terrorism

Instructors: David Cohen and Eric Stover

IAS 150/Rhetoric 167

 

Fall 2008

Justice and Accountability in Times of War, Genocide, and Terrorism

Instructor: Eric Stover

IAS 150/Rhetoric 167

Human Rights and Methods for Human Rights Investigations

Instructors: Rachel Shigekane and Phuong Pham

IAS 255

 

Spring 2008

Introduction to Research Methods in Human Rights Investigations

Instructors: Patrick Vinck and Eric Stover

IAS 240

Justice and Accountability in Times of War, Genocide, and Terrorism

Instructors: David Cohen and Eric Stover

IAS 150.5/Rhetoric 167.2

 

Fall 2007

Justice and Accountability in Times of War, Genocide and Terrorism

Instructor: Eric Stover

IAS 150/Rhetoric 167

International Human Rights in Theory and Practice

Instructor: Rachel Shigekane

Peace and Conflict Studies 126

 

Spring 2007

Justice and Accountability in Times of War, Genocide and Terrorism

Instructors: David Cohen and Eric Stover

IAS 150/Rhetoric 167

Health and Human Rights

Instructors: Vincent Iacopino and Sheri Weiser

Public Health 211

 

Spring 2004

Health and Human Rights

Instructors: Vincent Iacopino and Harvey Weinstein

Public Health 211

 

Spring 2002

Health and Human Rights

Instructors: Vincent Iacopino and Harvey Weinstein

Public Health 211

 

Spring 2000

Documenting War: Field Methods in Historical Context

Instructors: Eric Stover and Harvey Weinstein

Public Health 290, Journalism 298, and International & Area Studies 230