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UNHCHR with Handa Center team

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Visits Stanford

Events Available to the Campus and Community

The Center for Human Rights and International Justice brings leading human rights policymakers, researchers, advocates, and practitioners to Stanford to provide a critical avenue for dialogue, networking, and bridging study in the classroom with real world application.

Events range from formal annual lectures that draw attendance from both campus and the community, to more intimate career talks that enable students to hear candid stories about diverse career pathways in human rights. 

As with all initiatives at the Center, our events draw on and from different disciplines to provide a human rights and social justice lens to a wide array of topics and cutting-edge issues.

“Don't just protest outside - open doors to inform, educate, and change behaviors fom the inside.” 

- Mark Hanis, Research Fellow and Social Entrepreneur

Upcoming Events

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Past events

“Nothing prepared me for the scale of the madness I'm seeing now." 

- Carlos Conde, Human Rights Watch Researcher, The Philippines
Inside Syria: What happens to those left behind?

Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council and Dr. Farida, Syrian American Medical Society discuss current realities inside Syria.

Navi Pillay with David Cohen

Annual Public Lecture on Human Rights

Annual Public Lecture on International Justice


Annual Public Lecture on Rule of Law


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