2023 Human Rights Thesis Competition

Friday, March 17, 2023
You are invited to apply for the 2023 Human Rights Thesis Competition to take place virtually on Tuesday, April 25 from 3 - 4:30pm ET. The event will feature a group of UHRP and HRSMA students, selected by the department, who have completed outstanding research in the human rights discipline. These students 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 student work, celebrate your accomplishments, and acknowledge promising human rights scholars. 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 2022 or January 2023.
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 Monday, April 10. Selected presenters will be notified by Friday, April 14.