| ACADEMICS | Centers & Institutes | Center for the Study of Human Rights
At Worcester State University, the Center for the Study of Human Rights is your source for awareness of human rights violations and other abuses that plague today’s world. We incorporate human rights issues into the WSU curriculum and provide resources for academic research. We also sponsor the student chapter of Amnesty International and develop programs, lectures, symposia, and other activities. Many of our events are co-sponsored by campus partners like the Intergenerational Urban Institute, Center for Global Studies, and the Multicultural Affairs Office. Past speakers include Shirley Chisholm, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Eli Wiesel, Joshua Rubenstein, Congressman James P. McGovern, and Steven Keenan ’63. The Center also maintains the Dennis Brutus Collection in the WSU Library, which gives researchers access to numerous manuscripts, letters, books, and other documents of this influential poet and anti-apartheid activist.