Registration for the 2023 Genocide and Human Rights University Program Opens January 1st!

The Zoryan Institute is thrilled to announce that after two years of hosting the program virtually, the 2023 Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP) will be taking place in person at the University of Toronto! Registration for the 2023 GHRUP opens on January 1, 2023.

The program is an intensive course taught by 17 leading experts in the field of genocide studies, that takes place over  a two-week period, from July 31 – August 11, 2023. It is one of the first programs of its kind to explore and analyze  instances of genocide through a comparative and interdisciplinary lens, by studying important themes and select case studies, which vary from year to year.

The GHRUP aims to encourage a new generation of scholars to be engaged in the field of genocide and human rights studies. Since its inception in 2002, the program has welcomed over 450 students from over 47 different countries around the world. Over time, the graduates from this program have created an expansive and diverse network of genocide scholars, students, researchers, activists, lawyers, and educators who continue to make incredible contributions to the field, and to humanity at large.

One of the strengths of the course was bringing in people from all areas of study. Not just the presenters, but also students, who have such a vast background and can provide other insights into genocide and human rights that others in certain fields may not have considered before.

– 2021 Graduate

Interested students can submit an application to the program through the “Apply Now” page on our website. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2023. For more information please visit, or contact