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Established in 2007, the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR) has established itself as a leader in the study of world challenges ranging from the devastation of genocide to the process of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. The Center, based in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences has an internationally renowned group of advisors, faculty associates, and affiliated scholars who work on urgent world issues and come from such diverse perspectives as Anthropology, Business, Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Criminal Justice, Global Affairs, Education, English, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Visual Arts.
Located on the Newark campus of Rutgers University, CGHR is part of a campus that has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the most diverse national university in the country for the past thirteen years, CGHR is able to draw not just on the scholarly resources of a world-class, globally engaged faculty, but also the intellectual energy of the vibrant Newark area community and a dynamic student population from over 150 countries that is committed to grappling with issues related to ethnic conflict, social healing, human rights, and genocide. Indeed a number of students at Rutgers-Newark come from, or have families who come from, places where human rights abuses and mass violence have or are occurring.