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The Center for International Studies (CIS) and the IDG collaborate to offer the MIT Program on Human Rights and Justice (PHRJ), as well as other programs.

Established in 2001, the Program on Human Rights and Justice aims to create a cutting-edge inter-disciplinary environment for research, teaching, curricular development and real-world application in human rights, especially relating to the global economy and science and technology. It is the first human rights program in a leading technology school and the first in the world with a specific focus on the human rights aspects of economic, scientific and technological developments. Cross-cultural dimensions of human welfare, security and dignity animate all the activities of the Program.

The PHRJ is accepting applications for several 2007 Research Fellowship positions. These fellowships are aimed at professionals, academics and activists who are working at the intersection of human rights and other topics, and who wish to conduct in-depth research into social and natural sciences and engineering as they relate to human rights and justice issues. For more information, go to: