The Shattuck Center for Human Rights is named for John Shattuck, Rector and President of CEU from 2009 to 2016. Throughout his career in diplomacy and as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, he played a vital role in the Dayton peace process that ended the war in Bosnia and in helping Rwanda recover from its genocide.
Previousy under the name Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery, in light of recent shifts towards populism and authoritarianism and the attacks on democratic institutions and rule of law the world over—including in Europe—, the Shattuck Center has been reoriented as of Academic Year 2022-23. Directed by Martin Kahanec, the Shattuck Center establishes an interdisciplinary hub for practical engagement on issues related to social justice in global governance and civic administration and a cutting-edge laboratory for joint research, curriculum development, and teacher training in these areas.
On the following pages, its mission, activities, past and present research and event series can be found.