Institutes & Related Programs
Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development
The Institute of Human Rights, Peace and Development is under the direction of Winston P. Nagan, Sam T. Dell Research Scholar and Professor of Law. The Institute works to develop and deepen the interdisciplinary understanding and policy foundations of human rights, peace and development. The Institute facilitates a curriculum on human rights and peace related courses. The Institute has been involved in various activities including the creation of a human rights and peace center in Makerere University, Uganda, organizing the 50th Anniversary seminar of the International Court of Justice in Cape Town, South Africa, and co-founding the East African Journal of Human Rights. The Institute also has developmental ties with the Shuar Indigenous Nation of the Republic of Ecuador. The Institute has fraternal ties with important human rights non-governmental actors including the Policy Sciences Center in New Haven, and the Weeramantry Foundation in Sri Lanka.
The Institute houses the college’s courses, research and services related to alternative dispute resolution, including the UF Mediation Clinic.
This program builds on the college’s strong slate of international trade activities to develop academic and professional courses, seminars and research studies. Meets the needs of business, legal, academic and government officials interested in international trade issues.
The Law & Policy in the Americas Program is sponsored by the University of Florida’s Center for Governmental Responsibility at the Levin College of Law, the Center for International Business Education and Research, the Center for Latin American Studies and the International Center. The Program coordinates the activities of these centers as they relate to law, policy and relations in the Americas. The Program is dedicated to using the University of Florida’s legal expertise to foster the rule of law in the Americas and to strengthening the University’s ties with the region.