A Critical Look at the Human Rights Council (Video)

Undergraduate Benjamin Fogel examines the effectiveness of the United Nations’ efforts.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

By Blake Cole and Manda McElrath

Recently students at the College's annual Family Weekend were given the opportunity to participate in the Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation, where they presented on the topics they are most passionate about.

In his presentation “Measured by Its Own Yardstick: A Critical Look at the Human Rights Council,” history and psychology major Benjamin Fogel, C’17, explores whether or not the inter-governmental body has lived up to its goals. His insight is bolstered by the time he spent in Geneva, Switzerland, at the 26th regular session of the council. The trip was made possible thanks to a Hassenfeld Foundation Social Impact Research Grant that Fogel received through Penn’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF).

View the video below: