The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and FU Berlin will establish an International Research Training Group (IRTG) “Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law and Politics” in 2014. Distinguished scholars from the MenschenRechtsZentrum at Universität Potsdam and the Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte will be associated with IRTG. Human Rights under Pressure will be funded by the German Research Foundation and the Einstein Foundation Berlin.
Providing a platform for cutting edge research on the most pressing contemporary challenges for the realization of human rights, IRTG offers young researchers a unique opportunity to conduct original research in one of three identified fields:
- human rights during crises and emergencies
- human rights and diversity
- human rights and globalization
Its qualification strategy comprises a three-year program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who will participate in both jointly and locally held courses, e.g. a two-week intensive introductory course at Hebrew University, joint interdisciplinary colloquia, master classes, joint lecture series and annual summer schools in Berlin. Furthermore, the program provides for a compulsory mobility phase during which doctoral candidates will conduct their research at the respective partner university.
Prof. Dr Klaus Hoffmann-Holland Freie Universität Berlin realisation globalisation programme
human rights, crisis, emergency, diversity, globalization
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