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Affiliated students with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

Human Rights students meet with visiting High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet

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The Student Advisory Board was established early on to help shape the Center's priorities and programming. Board members provide insight and feedback about student interests and needs related to human rights both on and off campus. The Center strives to build programs in a way that is responsive to the needs of our student community – we exist because of and for you! 

If you want to be involved in the Center's student community more intermittently without the commitment of the board, you might consider joining our "Rights Place" student community. Members are included in an open listserv, periodically offered discrete opportunities to attend special seminars or volunteer for Center activities, and have the opportunity to meet and socialize with group of students who share common, overlapping interests in a range of human rights topics. 


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