George Mason University
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George Mason University

Italy: Ethics, International Law and Human Rights

Photo of a street view in Arezzo

Why Italy? This is a country with a rich tradition of addressing the needs of vulnerable population groups. A primary course activity will be visits to organizations that are committed to reducing poverty, structural inequality and homelessness. Particular attention will be given to the humanitarian relief provided to refugees who are seeking a permanent home for themselves and family members. This course also includes a day-trip to Siena to view the work of the Italian masters of art whose images of vulnerable populations provided, in part, motivation for the subsequent human rights agenda of later eras.

Led by Dr. Daniel Rothbart