2022 Human Rights Thesis Competition

Monday, April 4, 2022

You are invited to apply for the 2022 Human Rights Thesis Competition to take place virtually on Monday, April 25 from 6:30 - 8:00pm ET. The event will feature a select group of UHRP and HRSMA students, who will deliver compelling, 5-minute presentations pertaining to their thesis topics. 

A panel of faculty judges will evaluate the presentations and select one graduate and one undergraduate winner. In addition, the audience will be invited to vote for their favorite presentation. Graduate and undergraduate winners selected by faculty will receive a cash prize of $500 each and the audience winner will receive a prize of $300.
This competition is a unique opportunity to highlight the work of human rights students, celebrate your accomplishments, and acknowledge the most articulate and engaging presentations. Even if you are not participating, we encourage all students to attend in celebration of their peers. Participants are also welcome to invite their faculty and thesis advisers, as well as friends and family. 
Eligible students include those who are writing their thesis this semester or completed their thesis in October 2021 or January 2022.
Submission Guidelines 
  • Submit a short video (2-3  minutes), briefly detailing what topic you would cover if selected to present and what strategies you would use to deliver an engaging presentation. Please upload your submission video here
  • For more information about submission and participation guidelines and tips, please review this PDF
Submissions are due Wednesday, April 13. Selected presenters will be notified by Friday, April 15.