IWP’s Center for Human Rights and International Affairs studies fundamental inalienable rights, how they are exported to the rest of the world, their impact on politics abroad, their effect on preventing and countering Islamist radicalization and other totalitarian ideologies, and particularly the role of digital media in this process.
A project of the Center is its Universal Rights Digital Media Initiative which has a unique component: a practicum for IWP graduate students in the development of digital media messaging to young audiences around the world. The practicum involves an internship for students of human rights and public diplomacy with another non-profit organization, Good of All, whose work is dedicated to studying how to prevent and undermine the appeal of totalitarian ideologies, including radical Islamism, worldwide.
Dr. Matthew Daniels, who leads the Center, teaches a course on Human Rights and Counter-Radicalization (IWP 673), which introduces the morally, legally and politically strategic terrain of human rights in the context of both international relations and national security.
The Center maintains the Human Rights Collection, which is part of the IWP library.