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Department of
Politics and Human Rights

Foundational beliefs. Transforming knowledge.

Join the conversation and translate theory into action. MMC’s program in Politics and Human Rights is designed to give future leaders the means to change the world.

Our program explores the nature of human rights and political action. Politics and Human Rights majors will learn to approach the development of human rights in the United States and the international community from a variety of practical and theoretical perspectives.

This curriculum prepares students for a wide range of careers in not-for-profit, government, and business sectors. PHR also provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in law, journalism, business and management, and the social sciences.

Courses taught in the Politics and Human Rights major offer a wide range of perspectives on the governmental and cultural forces that shape our lives. As a complement to their work in the classroom, students benefit from our location in one of the largest, most diverse cities in the world through internshipsfield study, and service learning opportunities.

PHR majors have opportunities to:

  • conduct research for philanthropic, news, or arts organizations;
  • help plan city budgets or elect local or national politicians;
  • explore vital community and cultural issues and institutions
  • participate in combined courses with students in MMC’s Bedford Hills College Program for incarcerated women;
  • gain experience working with international organizations and companies;
  • experience study abroad and faculty-led travel courses.

Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1012-bakht-arif-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/11469_b_arif.rev.1453904263.jpg" alt="Bakht Arif " title="Bakht Arif " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1012-bakht-arif-">Bakht Arif </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/962-ragon-duffy-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/11472_r_duffy.rev.1453904264.jpg" alt="Ragon Duffy " title="Ragon Duffy " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/962-ragon-duffy-">Ragon Duffy </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 1997</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1300-vladimir-martinez-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/11478_vlad.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Vladimir Martinez " title="Vladimir Martinez " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1300-vladimir-martinez-">Vladimir Martinez </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/" target="_blank">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1283-molly-ward"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,360,480/16064_molly_ward.rev.1505918757.jpg" alt="Molly Ward" title="Molly Ward" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1283-molly-ward">Molly Ward</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/959-gemma-inguanta-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/11475_g_inguanta.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Gemma Inguanta " title="Gemma Inguanta " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/959-gemma-inguanta-">Gemma Inguanta </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1142-alex-kane-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,12,467,479/13208_alex_kane.rev.1462900737.jpg" alt="Alex Kane " title="Alex Kane " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1142-alex-kane-">Alex Kane </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1266-kaitlin-luongo-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/11477_k_luongo.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Kaitlin Luongo " title="Kaitlin Luongo " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1266-kaitlin-luongo-">Kaitlin Luongo </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Minor in <a href="https://www.mmm.edu/departments/sociology/minor-social-work.php" target="_blank">Social Work</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1018-kaitlin-nichols-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/11480_k_nichols.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Kaitlin Nichols " title="Kaitlin Nichols " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1018-kaitlin-nichols-">Kaitlin Nichols </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in Sociology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/967-g-claire-mathieson-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/11479_mathieson.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="G. Claire Mathieson " title="G. Claire Mathieson " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/967-g-claire-mathieson-">G. Claire Mathieson </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2006</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/963-alex-epstein-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/11473_a_epstein.rev.1453904264.jpg" alt="Alex Epstein " title="Alex Epstein " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/963-alex-epstein-">Alex Epstein </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1322-matt-corridoni-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/11471_matt_corridoni.rev.1453904264.jpg" alt="Matt Corridoni " title="Matt Corridoni " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1322-matt-corridoni-">Matt Corridoni </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Political Science</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/971-crystal-hall-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/11474_c_hall.rev.1453904264.jpg" alt="Crystal Hall " title="Crystal Hall " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/971-crystal-hall-">Crystal Hall </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/964-millie-clarkson-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,1356,1856/11470_m_clarkson_-_edit.rev.1453904264.jpg" alt="Millie Clarkson " title="Millie Clarkson " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/964-millie-clarkson-">Millie Clarkson </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2008</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1027-ingrid-sotelo-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/150,27,472,349/11481_ingrid.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Ingrid Sotelo " title="Ingrid Sotelo " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1027-ingrid-sotelo-">Ingrid Sotelo </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2010, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1243-sameera-uddin-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/11482_sameera_uddin_ir_pic.rev.1453904266.jpg" alt="Sameera Uddin " title="Sameera Uddin " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1243-sameera-uddin-">Sameera Uddin </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/" target="_blank">Political Science</a> and Minor in <a href="/departments/international-studies/minors/international-studies.php" target="_blank">International Studies</a></p></div>