Claremont McKenna College

Welcome to The Mgrublian Center for Human Rights

The Mgrublian Center for Human Rights provides an educational experience that combines classroom and hands-on learning, activism, and research to foster in students a deeper understanding of human rights in their lives, and to prepare interested students for careers and postgraduate work in related professions. The Center hosts leading scholars and human rights activists, sponsors academic travel, internships, student-led task forces, research projects, and supports local and global campaigns, thereby advancing the cause of human rights more broadly while helping students develop the ethical commitments and leadership qualities necessary to identify, prevent, and overcome human rights abuses in today’s world.

Our Programs

Research Opportunities

The Center offers a robust student/faculty research fellowship program; a post-graduate fellowship; and annual awards for best thesis and best overall student in the human rights sequence.


The Center supports summer internship experiences with leading human rights organizations involved in policy, activism, development, education, and humanitarian aid around the world.


Student Activism

Student-led Human Rights Task forces raise awareness on campus and address a full range of current national and global human rights issues.


Human Rights Sequence

The Human Rights sequence provides interdisciplinary coursework that provides students with the knowledge, skills, and moral insight needed to identify, analyze, and combat human rights abuses.


Every Evil Has A Face

A story behind documenting Russian crimes in Ukraine Bucha, Ukraine. Photo credit: Nick Tsybenko. By Anna Romandash “Talking to the victims is the hardest part of the job,” says Yanina Korniyenko, an investigative journalist from Kyiv. She works for, one...

Welcoming Anna Romandash to CMC

The Mgrublian Center for Human Rights, Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, and the Department of Religious Studies are pleased to announce that Ukrainian journalist Anna Romandash will be coming to campus this fall and reporting from the war...

Besieged Voices from Ukraine

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Holocaust/Genocide/Crimes Against Humanity  Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has brought, and continues to bring, devastation to the lives of millions and has triggered Europe’s greatest refugee...

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