The City College of New York

The series of lectures, conversations, film showings, exhibitions, and courses brings together faculty, students, and staff at CCNY and the New York City community to examine human rights through multiple lenses.



The flagship of the City University of New York, City College offers outstanding teaching, learning and research on a beautiful campus in the heart of the world's most dynamic city. Our classrooms are equipped with the technology for a truly interactive learning environment. Our libraries hold 1.5 million volumes and provide online access to the resources of the entire university. Our laboratories are engines of innovation, where students and faculty push the boundaries of knowledge.

Outstanding programs in architecture, engineering, education and the liberal arts and sciences prepare our students for the future, and produce outstanding leaders in every field. Whether they are drawn to the traditional, like philosophy or sociology, or emerging fields like sonic arts or biomedical engineering, our baccalaureate graduates go on to graduate programs at Stanford, Columbia or MIT – or they stay right here in one of our fifty masters programs or our doctoral programs in engineering, the laboratory sciences, and psychology.

Nowhere else in the city do undergraduates have so many opportunities to conduct research with professors and publish and present their findings. In our science, engineering and social science programs, more than 300 undergrads work alongside senior researchers in funded projects.

Leading CUNY in funded research, we house a number of research centers, and soon two new advanced research centers will rise on South Campus. Nearly all of our full-time faculty hold PHD's or – like our architecture faculty, maintain professional practices. Art professors exhibit their work, film professors make films, and music professors perform in venues around the country.

The campus is alive with student activity. City College fields 14 varsity teams that compete in NCAA Division III – and students work out in an equipment rich fitness center, relax in the Marshak swimming pool, and socialize in more than 100 student clubs. And our students come from around the corner and world, representing 160 nationalities, and speaking 90 languages.

City College is an integral part of the civic, urban and artistic energy of New York and inseparable from its history. We are the City that built this city.


Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education

Frances S. Patai Program
at the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education

M.A. in the Study of the Americas

Quest Lifelong Learning Community

M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, The Graduate Center CUNY

Thanks also to the vision of Vince Boudreau, Rajan Menon, Juan Carlos Mercado, Eric Weitz, Jeffrey Rosen, as well as advisors for the Human Rights Forum, Dee Dee Mozeleski and Danielle Zach.

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