Center for Human Rights

The Hunting Ground

The Center for Human Rights is co-sponsoring a sneak preview of The Hunting Ground, Tuesday March 3rd at 7pm, Garrison Theater (Scripps). Admission is free and all are welcome.

2014 - 2015 Programming

October 2nd, 4:15 p.m.: Student Panel (Hist 136), "The Making of an Exhibit on the Great War," Founders Room, Honnold/Mudd Library.

November 12: Professor Peter Hayes, Northwestern University:
12 p.m.: "The Business of Genocide", Brown Bag Lunch with RDS
2:45 p.m.: LC61, Seminar, "Anti-Semitism and Homophobia in Nazi Germany: Commonalities and Differences"
6:45 p.m.: "From Aryanization to Auschwitz: German Corporations and the Holocaust," CMC Athenaeum

November 19, 12 p.m.: Geoff Megargee, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, "New Research on WWII-Era Concentration Camps in Europe," Athenaeum.

February 10, 12 p.m.: Professor Avraham (Alan) Rosen, Holocaust scholar, “Tracking Jewish Time in Auschwitz,” . Co-sponsored with Hillel at the Claremont Colleges. Parents Dining Room, Athenaeum.

February 11, 12 p.m.: Professor A. Dirk Moses, European University Institute, “The Diplomacy of Genocide: Humanitarian Intervention in the Age of Decolonization,” Athenaeum.

March 3, 7 p.m.: A special sneak preview of The Hunting Ground, a film exploring sexual crime on college campuses and institutional cover-ups. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with the Director, Kirby Dick. Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at CMC, the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Fund of Scripps College, and Pomona College. The screening will be held at Garrison Theater, Scripps College campus.

March 5, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.: Second Annual Careers in Human Rights Panel & Discussion, Freeberg Forum. Panelists include D'Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D (Executive Director of Social Justice Learning Institute), Cameron Munter (Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan and Serbia), and Bonnie Abaunza (contract consultant for the UN and Amnesty International’s Top Person in the Arts). The panel will be followed by dinner in Parents Dining Room (CMC Athenaeum) from 5:30-7:30pm. RSVP via Claremont Connect to reserve your place!

March 9, 6:45 p.m.: Professor Timothy Snyder, Yale University, “Russia and Ukraine, War and History,” Athenaeum.

March 10, 12 p.m.: Professor Marci Shore, Yale University, "A Civilization That Needs Metaphysics': Existentialism and Dissent in Eastern Europe", Athenaeum.

April 30/May 1: Human Rights Film Festival. Films TBA.

April 8, 6:45 p.m.: Professor Ronald Suny, University of Michigan/Ann Arbor, “'They Can Live in the Desert But Nowhere Else': Explaining the Armenian Genocide One Hundred Years Later,” Athenaeum. Additional programming related to the centennial of the genocide being developed, including a teach-in on Syria, Northern Iraq, Turkey and ISIL/ISIS; a book launch; and a memorial ceremony.

April 15, 6:45 p.m.: Arn Chorn Pond, “Child of War, Man of Peace”. Cambodian Genocide survivor, author of Never Fall Down, and founder of Cambodian Living Arts, CMC Athenaeum. Co-sponsored with members of the Women and Leadership Alliance (WLA), including the Berger Institute for Work, Family & Children, the Center for Human Rights, the Center for Writing and Public Discourse, the Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.

May 6-7: Student Authors Meet Critics, "The Defense." Center fellows, and students with honors theses in human rights, genocide and Holocaust history, will publicly defend their research.

Introducing the 2014-15 Human Rights Research Fellows!

The Center for Human Rights is proud to announce our new student research fellowship program for AY 2014-15. Students will work closely with the Center’s Faculty and Staff on a human rights research project.

Meet the 2014-15 Human Rights Fellows.

Internship Program

The Center for Human Rights is now accepting applications for our 2015 Summer Internship Program! The Human Rights Internship Program provides student grants of up to approximately $5,000 to support projects that engage undergraduates in the field of human rights. The internships cover a wide range of activities, including: working for organizations that promote human rights or raise awareness about related issues; undertaking research for a scholarly project (including senior theses); and developing an independent program in a field related to human rights studies. The internship program is open to CMC Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors. Students are encouraged to submit proposals from domestic or international organizations who meet the criteria for this program. To learn more about the application process visit, or apply now at Applications are due February 13th by 12pm.

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