Celebrating the Four Freedoms

January 6, 2016, marks the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech. To celebrate the occasion, the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights is publishing a series of short essays exploring the Four Freedoms.

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Nativism is not the answer- a statement from the UICHR Advisory Board

The heinous mass shootings in San Bernardino and the barbaric multiple attacks in Paris by terrorists claiming a religious rationale for wanton murder have scarred our conscience and assaulted our values. These hijackers of a religion which speaks to 1.6 billion adherents globally have put us on alert. As a constitutional republic facing unprecedented challenges, we have to determine collectively how to respond.

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With Deepest Sorrow

With heavy hearts, we share the news of the sudden passing of our great friend and colleague, Burns Weston.  Please click on the link below to read his full obituary.

A memorial service will be held at the University of Iowa College of Law on December 5, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Donations in Weston’s honor will be accepted at the Iowa Law School Foundation for the benefit of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, 130 Byington Road, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.

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