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Program on Human Rights and Justice
Professor Balakrishnan Rajagopal

Professor Bala Rajagopal has begun directing an exciting new inter-disciplinary joint program between DUSP and the Center for International Studies at MIT. The thrust of the program is on research, teaching and application in the area of human rights, especially relating to the global economy and science & technology. In the field of international development and planning, human rights has come to play a major role, and the Program aims to cater to that interest and a campus-wide interest in human rights issues.

The Program sponsors many activities including panels, a speaker series, conferences and a student internship program, and will host visiting scholars and activists. DUSP students have been involved in setting up the Program and will participate in several research and program activities. More information about the Program can be obtained from its website at