FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
IWP PARTNERS WITH GOOD OF ALL TO FORM THE CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
The Institute of World Politics is pleased to announce a new partnership with the non-profit human rights group Good of All (http://goodofall.org/) to create a new academic center: The Center for Human Rights and International Affairs.
The center, housed at the Institute, will conduct research and organize events exploring the relationship between human rights and international affairs and security issues, as well as ways to prevent and address radicalization.
“Any comprehensive approach to resolving the tension between those who seek to foster free and open societies and those who subscribe to more authoritarian views must include capturing hearts and minds of the next generation with the idea that respect for human dignity is a universal and fundamental right,” said Dr. Matt Daniels, founder of Good of All.
A new course, entitled Human Rights and Counter-Radicalization (IWP 673), will be developed by the center in the coming months. When complete, this course will be offered as part of two of IWP’s M.A. programs and several certificate programs.
“The Institute has long taught that genuine peace is not possible without justice and ultimately, that means that there must be respect for human rights,” comments Founder and President John Lenczowski. “As the history of the 20th Century has taught us, regimes that cannot be at peace with their own people cannot be at peace with their neighbors. So long as this lesson is well understood, our diplomats and strategists are more likely to see the challenges of the world realistically and not suffer from utopianism. This new center will be a powerful addition to the achievement of the mission of IWP.”
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