Q: Who is in charge of the AU Human Rights Week?
A: Human Rights Week is a student-run week of daily events. Students in charge coordinate on a low level with the EPGA program and the AU Human Rights Council. The Kay Spiritual Center is a co-sponsor of the events.
Q: What is EPGA?
A: The M.A. in Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs offers an ethical response to contemporary global problems. The purpose of this interdisciplinary program, which is offered jointly by the Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Peace and Conflict Resolution Division (IPCR) in the School for International Service at American University, is to prepare students broadly in the practical application of ethical theory and policy analysis to difficult ethical choices in global affairs, and specifically to the dynamics of war and peace and conflict resolution. Hallmarks of the major include interdisciplinary inquiry, solid grounding in the foundational concepts and issues of both philosophical ethics as well as international affairs, practical applications of ethical and policy analysis to contemporary social problems in global affairs, and interactive teaching utilizing case studies, simulations, interactive exercises, and intensive class discussion.
Q: What is the AU Human Rights Council?
A: A central function of the Human Rights Council is to support and augment the existing human rights program at American University. The Council aims to highlight the scholarly work on human rights that are being produced by the faculty and students on the American University campus and the human rights activism with which students are involved on both campus grounds and abroad.