HIST 4820 - Human Rights: Historical Perspectives Course uri icon



  • Examines the history of modern ideas of human rights.Focuses on themes such as the universalism/cultural relativism debate, colonialism, nationalism, refugees and stateless peoples, the United Nations and humanitarianism, ethnic genocide in Rwanda, and human rights abuses by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.


  • Mukherjee, Mithi  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2023