The mission of the Human Rights Institute at Kean University is to raise awareness of human rights violations worldwide and to inspire action to combat these injustices.

The Human Rights Institute sponsors a broad range of activities, including seminars and conferences, and works with school districts to produce curricula and materials for students.

Kean also offers an interdisciplinary M.A. in Holocaust & Genocide Studies degree that specifically studies the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, other Genocides and atrocities that human beings commit against each other.

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