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Prepared to make the world a better place

Marin Phelps at her graduation ceremony

Marin Phelps became the U of M’s first student to graduate with a master’s degree in human rights—a joint program of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Liberal Arts. 

Predatory use of criminal justice


Cities target low-income citizens, people of color with fines and fees, U researchers say.

A scribe for justice

Workers in field.

Roy Guzmán writes to bring to life the conditions endured by migrant farm workers.

War’s violence comes home

Hands holding model of home.

As Colombia moves to end 60 years of civil war, peace is no closer for many women.

Humphrey School Launches CIVIOS, an online collection for sharing research


Collection features short, engaging and easy to understand materials including podcasts and videos.

The other side of the bars

Hands clasping through jail bars.

U students research criminal justice system’s impact on children.

Justice in birth


U researchers partner with community to address racial inequities in birth outcomes.

Speaking for the voiceless

Older couple.

Tetyana Shippee is changing the way we think about long-term care.