PACS 301: Global Civil Society & Human Rights in a Complex World

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Poster for PACS 301 course. Features women holding signs. Text displays information about the course.If you’re passionate about social justice and human rights, you might be interested in this PACS special topics course!

PACS 301: Global Civil Society & Human Rights in a Complex World will examine the ethical and practical challenges that civil society actors encounter when trying to advance and defend human rights in a world that has become increasingly hostile to international human rights norms and laws. This course will be taught by instructor Andrew Thompson, adjunct professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and program officer for the Global Governance programs at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. You will discuss topics such as, but not limited to: Human Rights at the United Nations, past and present; women’s human rights; LGBTQ+ rights; disability rights; refugee rights; the rights of Indigenous peoples; and “new human rights,” such as rights in an age of Artificial Intelligence.

Sessions for this class will be held each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:20pm.

This course topic may not be offered again during your undergrad- don't miss out on this great opportunity! Completion of this course will count toward your Peace and Conflict Studies major or minor.