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Minor Information

The interdisciplinary minor in human rights and conflict resolution explores the different ways in which peace and justice can be achieved. Core issues studied include:

  • Legal, cultural, social and political basis of human rights
  • Causes and nature of violence, societal conflict and war between states
  • Methods of conflict management, peace implementation and reconciliation on the personal, group, national and international levels

The minor facilitates the discovery of ways to overcome conflict and work toward peace. Critical thinking and interdisciplinary approaches link issues of conflict, conflict resolution and peace with human rights, the rule of law and social justice.

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Academic and Career

Looking for a career in human rights?

  • provides a list of companies currently hiring positions in human rights fields. Visit to earn a greater understanding of potential career opportunities in human rights. 
  • The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA sends out semi-regular emails with current job opportunities relating to human rights. Subscribe to this email list for more information. 
  • Looking for a career in the foreign service? Click here for general information about applying and fellowship opportunities.
  • Interested in pursuing a Masters in Public Administration? Click here to see information applying to MPA programs. 
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