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The Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies

Promoting Social Justice and Human Dignity

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1.

Drafted on the future campus of Lehman College, The City University of New York, 1946. Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, 1948.

News & Announcements

President Obama Launches Major New Initiative at Lehman College

  • President Barack Obama visited Lehman College on Monday, May 4th, to announce the formation of the My Brother's Keeper Alliance, a new independent nonprofit foundation that aims to address opportunity gaps among minority boys and young men. More Information

The Gee's Bend Tradition

  • On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Lehman College welcomed the Honorable Judge Jo Celeste Pettway for a dialogue with the first black female judge elected or appointed to the state bench in Alabama. Introduction by Provost Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa. Moderated by Dawn Ewing-Morgan More Information

The Unveiling of the New Peace Bell

Post-Colonial Truth-Telling
2015 Human Rights & Peace Studies Annual Conference

  • On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Lehman College hosted a panel discussion at the 2015 Human Rights & Peace Studies Annual . More Information