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HRI's Assistant Professor Luis van Isschot Profile

 

HRI's Assistant Professor Luis van Isschot Profiled in UConn Today!

 

Focusing on Human Rights with a Latin American Perpective.

 

The UConn Today article provides an interview with Professor van Isschot addressing how he came to be interested in human rights in Latin America, in teaching at the university level, and what brought him to UConn. 

 

Here is a brief excerpt from the article: "This semester, van Isschot is teaching classes in colonial Latin American history and human rights in Latin America. He is also teaching an introduction to human rights class, in addition to his research and affiliated work at the University with the Human Rights Institute and El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies. 'It feels like I'm in the right place at the right time, because UConn is particularly privileged to have such an interesting and innovative human rights program that's interdisciplinary and brings faculty and students in from all corners of the campus,' van Isschot says. 'Far too often the history of human rights is told from the perspective of Europe and North America. Sometimes we think it is mostly about how universal human rights norms get translated into United States and European foreign policy. More and more now, especially here at UConn, we're looking at what's happening on the ground across the globe, and at home.' " 

 

 

 

For a full version of the article click here:  http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2013/01/focusing-on-human-rights-with-a-latin-american-perspective/