Human Rights Initiative

Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Director, Human Rights Initiative


Human Rights Initiative is a forum for intellectual exchange established to promote deeper understanding of human rights issues in the contemporary world among scholars, practitioners, students, and the broader public. We invite renowned practitioners and scholars to share their insight and expertise on human rights gained through their experiences and research. Thanks to the generous support of the International Institute at the University of Michigan, we are able to offer several events each year featuring prominent speakers in the field of human rights. Please join us for a stimulating and inspiring conversation!

Visit the Human Rights Advocacy and the History of Human Rights Standards website, exploring the development of human rights standards and advocacy.

Distinguished Lecture Series with Michael Ignatieff 

Dr. Ignatieff is the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at  Harvard Kennedy School of Government

The lecture will take place October 30, 2014 from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM at Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

2014-15 Distinguished Lecture Series

Philip G. Alston

John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University School of Law

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, SSWB Room 1644



Past Lecture Series