The Donia Human Rights Center (DHRC) is a forum for intellectual exchange on issues around human rights among scholars, practitioners, students, and the broader public. Toward that end, DHRC invites leading practitioners and scholars to share their insights and expertise on human rights gained through their experiences and research. DHRC is able to sponsor various public events each year featuring prominent speakers in the field of human rights, to support educational activities such as exchange programs and curricular development, and to provide students with fellowships for research or internships on international human rights.

DHRC offers internship, research, and study abroad opportunities to students that would enhance their understanding of contemporary human rights issues and equip them with the tools to tackle challenging human rights problems around the world. With greater resources, we would like to meet student requests and expand student support for research on human rights in the United States and abroad. Contributions to the DHRC play a critical role in sustaining selected activities, programs, and fellowships. These gifts are essential to enable DHRC to maintain and enhance Michigan's well-deserved reputation as a leader in international education. 

By supporting DHRC, students will have the opportunity to engage in educational experiences to enhance their understanding of international human rights beyond the classroom. Safia Sayed who was a DHRC International Human Rights Fellow with Perseus Strategies in Washington, D.C. articulated that, “This internship provided me with an understanding of the power of law at the international level: to hold countries accountable to a certain set of standards concerning human rights.” We hope to continue to award exceptional students these life-changing opportunities.

On behalf of all of us at the Donia Human Rights Center, we want to wish you and yours all the very best this holiday season, and to ask you to remember us when you are planning your charitable contributions this year. Please consider making a donation to DHRC online. We are very grateful that you consider Michigan and DHRC in your giving priorities. Thank you!