Former Director, ISHR
Since leaving his position as Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Human Rights, now Institute for the Study of Human Rights, J. Paul Martin has taught for and directed the human rights studies concentration at Barnard College, Columbia's undergraduate college for women. Without his past administrative duties, he is able to write more, especially about capacity building as an alternative to traditional patterns of economic and political development. His current research addresses human rights education in post-conflict zones, post-secularism, and human rights education, about which he plans to write a book. He has also become increasingly interested in human rights in the Caribbean, especially Haiti, where he helps develop a masters' program in human rights for young professionals in teaching, the military, the police, religious ministry, and the law.