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Felisa Tibbitts

Professional Background

Educational Background

A.B. Harvard College
M.P.P. Harvard Kennedy School of Government
M.Ed. Harvard Graduate School of Education, with Certificate of Advanced Studies (ABD)
D.Phil Otto-von-Guericke-Universitat Magdeburg

Scholarly Interests

Human rights, citizenship and peace education; education in post-conflict and transitional societies; curriculum reform and policy borrowing; critical pedagogy; social change theory.

Selected Publications

biographical information

Dr. Felisa Tibbitts is the Founder and Senior Advisor of Human Rights Education Associates (, which she directed from 1999-2011.She established the Human Rights in Education Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2012-3) and has taught her human rights education course in numerous institutions, including the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the UN-mandated University for Peace and the University of Lucerne (Switzerland). She has worked with numerous government and international agencies in developing curriculum and policies that support the integration of human rights into teaching and training, including the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP, OSCE, the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States and numerous non-governmental organizations, such as Amnesty International. Dr. Tibbitts has engaged in adult trainings in over 20 countries, serves on numerous advisory committees and has published articles, book chapters, and manuals addressing such topics as HRE in schools and the empowerment model of HRE.


custom course list

FALL 2013
ITSF 4613 International Perspectives on Peace and Human Rights Education
ITSF 5590 Education and the Development of Nations

ITSF 4603: Human and Social Dimensions of Peace
ITSF 5199: Citizenship Education in Latin America
ITSF 5199: Monitoring and Evaluation in Human Rights Education

Centers and Projects

2011 TC Faculty