Promoting Civil and Human Rights

The Klau Center engages its mission to promote civil and human rights in three ways. Through academic programs, we seek to make the study of civil and human rights a centerpiece of education at Notre Dame. Through support of research and curricular development, we seek to broaden our understanding of these issues. Through initiatives and public events, we seek to engage a broader audience and encourage innovative approaches to promoting human dignity.

The Klau Center participates in a collaborative community of scholars and students at the Keough School of Global Affairs, whose efforts are focused on advancing a holistic vision of human flourishing. Our combined dedication to promoting peace, prosperity, and justice are central to the mission of the University of Notre Dame.

 

The Center

What We Do

The Klau Mission

Mission Academic

Academics

We engage with students at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level, providing opportunities for study and research in critical areas.

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Grants & Fellowships

We support students and faculty in research, engagement, and teaching on civil and human rights issues.

Mission Initiatives

Initiatives

We seek to provide leadership on critical issues of justice, helping to shape innovative, principled, and hopeful practices to promote human dignity.

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With Voices True

This new initiative seeks to give voice to the Notre Dame community on issues of racial identity and race relations. Through audio and video recordings and written narratives, the archive will be a valuable research and classroom teaching resource.

With Voices True

Klau Center Student Affiliates

The Klau Center gathers a community of students committed to civil and human rights. Our student affiliate program, open to both undergraduate and graduate students, provides opportunities for rich extracurricular activities, exclusive funding for research, and valuable community-building.

Meet the Student Affiliates

Upcoming Events

Klau Center Happenings

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