Signature Programs

The Savage Endowment currently funds four distinct signature programs at the University of Oregon, each of which is related to ethics and human rights.  For information on each of these individual programs, click on their titles below.

1) Carnegie Global Oregon

Directed by Professor Shaul Cohen in the Geography Department, the CGO invites 25 freshman each year to participate in a residential learning program in which they explore questions of international ethics. CGO creates opportunities to explore the challenges of living and working  in an ethically complex world.

2) The Genocide Prevention Initiative

The Genocide Prevention Initiative attempts to formulate strategies that will motivate students, citizens, and governments to become more responsive to issues related to the prevention of mass atrocities. This program seeks student and faculty involvement, and is open to all disciplines.

3) The Univ. of Oregon and Univ. of Oxford International Human Rights Project

This is a collaboration between the University of Oregon and the University of Oxford, which focuses on issues of global human rights through events and scholarship opportunities for UO students and faculty members on the Eugene and Oxford campuses.

4) PeaceJam

The PeaceJam Foundation is an international organization that works to connect youth and Nobel Peace Laureates. As host, the University of Oregon will now be bringing a Nobel Peace Prize winner to campus every year. If you are interested in mentoring local middle and high school students, or are simply interested in meeting a Nobel Laureate, get involved!

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