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Lynne Rudasill 
Global Studies Librarian 
303 International Studies Building MC-402 
910 South Fifth Street 
Champaign, Illinois, 61820, USA 
(217) 265-6879

Office Hours

Tues. 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Center for Global Studies,

910 South Fifth Street,

Champaign, IL  

Other times by appointment

Global Currents Blog

Upcoming Events

Human Rights in a Global Context

Global Studies Summer Workshop

July 14-20, 2013


United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Case Study Project



     Pardon, Punishment and Amnesia

     Gourevitch Chapter

     Human Rights Accountability

     Five Illustrative Truth Commissions

     Sixteen Less-Prominent Commissions

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports

Bosnia-Herzegovinia - Dayton Accord

Chile - Rettig Report (1993); Valech Report (2004)

South Africa - Truth and Reconciliation Commission


CIA World Factbook -

Provided by the U.S. government this resource provides current information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Political Risk Yearbook - current only

Used by business to determine regime stability, this resource has a wealth of information related to social, economic, and, in particular, political aspects of about 100 countries.

CQ Researcher

Provides overviews, background, current events and bibliographies on many topics.

Access World News - 1977 to present

 Sources include articles from newspapers, news-wires, transcripts, online news, blogs, journals, college and university newspapers, videos and newsletters.  You can also use the interface to read Newsweek and some military and government news sources.

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe: Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe identifies full text publications for users wanting to search news, US and international law, countries or public figures or a combination of these.

New York Times Historical - 1851-

This is the "paper of record" for the United States, but it frequently captures news from around the world.  Enter the search including the country's name and records come up in reverse order with the oldest articles first.

Electronic Resources

Encyclopedia of Genocide

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity


Amnesty International

Human Rights Watch

Simulation Related Links:

Links for all teams

ReliefWeb DRC page

Summer 2013 status

Links for United States of America information

United States State Department homepage for DRC

Presidential statement on DRC (July 2013)

Links for Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch DRC homepage

OXFAM homepage for DRC

Links for United Nations Peacebuilding Commission

UN Stabilization Mission in DRC

UN Peacebuilding Commission homepage

Links for Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC delegation to the United Nations

Article on conflict minerals in DRC

Links for Rwanda

Rwanda Government Homepage

Analysis of M23 movement