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At the House of Terror

An update from Vanna, a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program studying human rights and social justice: Hungary is an ancient country that has gone though tumultuous political upheaval in the past few decades. Today we visited … Continue reading

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Meeting Holocaust survivors

An update from Liz, a senior majoring in political science and international studies, with a minor in human rights: The Dohány Street Synagogue in connection with the Jewish Museum was both artistically pleasing and an eye-opening experience. The ornate, Oriental-style … Continue reading

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A class in Jerusalem

Our group spent the day with staff from Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and Bethlehem International Center. Shalom Hartman Institute is a Jewish research and education institute that offers pluralistic Jewish thought and education to scholars, rabbis, educators, and Jewish … Continue reading

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Angels that stare at the past

An update from Pedro Gonzalez, who earned a master of liberal studies, with a concentration in human rights, from SMU in 2012 and is a current graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas: Hungary is a thousand-year-old country … Continue reading

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To the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Perkins Palestine-Israel immersion course has been structured around the life of Jesus, visiting locations chronologically in the region that relate to his birth, his life and ministry, his crucifixion and resurrection. Today’s pilgrimage included visits to holy sites in … Continue reading

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‘The Ornament of Galilee’

Our day began with a visit to Sepphoris, which Josephus called “the ornament of Galilee.” This extensive archeological site is located in the central Galilee region of Israel, northwest of Nazareth, overlooking the Beit Netofa Valley. Sepphoris holds a rich … Continue reading

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Human Rights Program in Poland

Twenty members of the SMU community took a study tour of Holocaust sites in Poland with the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program. Read their blog.

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Remembering at Gross-Rosen

An update from Alyssa, a senior majoring in journalism and human rights: The cold air bites my nose and snowflakes float to the ground as I step off the bus. This is our group’s last visit to a former camp, … Continue reading

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On the edge of the Danube River

SMU students, faculty and staff are visiting Budapest, Hungary, with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program Jan. 7-13, 2015. In an effort to address past, present and future identity issues stemming from what happened in Hungary before, during and after its Nazi-occupation in World War II, the group will meet with Holocaust survivors, witnesses and rescuers. Continue reading

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