Politics & Human Rights

In this interdisciplinary seminar, explore the complex interplay between political systems and the universal principles of human rights. Through analysis of case studies, international treaties, and key documents, grapple with issues ranging from the ethical dilemmas of humanitarian intervention to the challenges of balancing national security with individual liberties. Leveraging Yale’s proximity to organizations like the Yale Law School, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, students will have access to resources that enhance their understanding of the political and legal dimensions of human rights. By fostering critical thinking and promoting constructive dialogue, this seminar empowers students to address critical global issues and work toward a more just and equitable world.