Contribute to the Common CAHSS 2019 Open Space

On December 10th 2019, the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS, pronounced “cause”) is holding its first ever Common CAHSS conference (learn more here). The topic for this first year is human rights, and more than 20 academic programs from across CAHSS will contribute to a broader conversation on human rights via presentations, performances, art work, research talks, and more.

  • When: Tuesday, December 10th, with programing all day
  • Where: Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
  • Keynote: Rais Bhuiyan, 6 p.m.

One of the goals of the conference is to “highlight how the CAHSS is distinctly poised—given its breadth of majors and expertise—to leverage liberal arts in tackling pressing issues.” To that end, please use the space below to add comments on how you feel your own experiences at UW-Green Bay contribute to conversations surrounding human rights. 

If you are a faculty or staff member, for example, how have you used your expertise to encourage learning or dialogue around human rights issues? If you are a student, how have you engaged in learning or dialogue around human rights issues in your classes or campus activities? Please feel free to share any other ways you have engaged with human rights-related topics during your time at UW-Green Bay.

You can learn more about Common CAHSS 2019 here:

You can also listen to co-organizers, Ryan Martin and Alise Coen, discuss the conference on the latest episode of Canonball.


By Dr. Ryan C. Martin

Ryan Martin is the Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and a member of the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  He researches anger, manages the website All the Rage, and teaches courses on mental illness and emotion.  Follow him on twitter at @rycmart or All the Rage on Facebook.



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  1. As a Political Science professor at UW-Green Bay, human rights issues are frequent topics in all of my classes. One way I engage learning surrounding human rights is through undergraduate student research projects related to themes of Constitutional rights, civil liberties, citizenship, and immigration issues. It is so inspiring to hear students share their research on panel discussions or as part of collaborative group presentations that deal with these issues.

    Another way I generate learning on human rights topics is through assignments and class discussions designed to prompt students to link pressing global issues like migration, security, environmental change, and political violence with current events in U.S. and world politics. I’ve found the human rights intersections on these topics come to life much more vividly when students can see how they are impacting “real world” events.

    A final way that I see my work and expertise at UW-Green Bay contributing to conversations on human rights is through my scholarly research on topics such as refugee policy and international politics. I try to weave this research into the classes I teach and the community outreach I do to help stimulate discussion on U.S. foreign and domestic policy as it relates to human rights issues. I am always impressed to hear the wide range of perspectives in response, and am grateful to be part of these valuable conversations.

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