About the Center
The Center for Human Rights of the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) at San Diego State University (SDSU) supports and promotes human rights research and education at SDSU, as well as opportunities for engagement with human rights organizations in San Diego County and in the San Diego-Tijuana binational area and beyond.
The center offers a Certificate in Human Rights that is open to all majors. It seeks to expand the understanding of human rights in a range of evolving social and regional contexts through a meaningful course of study. The films and speaker series organized by the center enrich students’ educational experience and awareness of pressing human rights issues that we face locally, nationally, and globally.
Join us for a roundtable discussion featuring three world-renowned experts: Grace Cheng (Director of the Center for Human Rights), Gregory Daddis (USS Midway Chair in Modern U.S. Military History), and Pierre Asselin (Dwight E. Stanford Chair in U.S. Foreign Relations) on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 4 p.m.
The panel will comparatively assess the end of America’s wars in Vietnam (1975) and Afghanistan (2021). A Q&A session will follow the discussion.
New SDSU Library Collection on Human Rights
"Borders, Migration, and Detention
in the Americas" Course
Course taught by Professor Kate Swanson,spent the spring 2021 semester studying conditions at the U.S./Mexico border.
Students share their insights on how the Interdisciplinary Human Rights Certificate Program inspires forward thinking.Read the story.
Committed to Social Responsibility and Workers' Rights?
Apply for the Fair Labor Student Committee of the Fair Labor Association: Due August 30.
Volunteer with JFS
There are many ways to stay involved with Jewish Family Service, in person or remotely, and give back to our community during these challenging times.