Monday, December 16, 2019

The Human Rights Advocates Program is now accepting applications for Fall 2020. 

Founded in 1989, the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a unique and successful model of human rights capacity building. HRAP capitalizes on its affiliation with Columbia University and its location in New York City to provide grassroots leaders the tools, knowledge, access, and networks to strengthen their organizations and promote human rights. 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

2019 Network Conference

Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network

Prevention Activism: Advancing Historical Dialogue In Post-Conflict Settings

ISSO Scholar Panel Discussion
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

12pm to 3pm

Buell Hall, New York, NY 10027, USA

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"Turkey’s Targeting of Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Syria" by David L. Phillips
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Remarks by


Truth is in short supply these days. Repeating a lie often and loud enough does not make it true.

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan justified Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria on national security grounds. Its unprovoked attack had little to do with national security. Syrian Kurds have never launched a cross-border attack on Turkey.

Erdogan should be facing judges in the Hague - David L. Phillips
Friday, November 15, 2019

Just before U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met at the White House on Wednesday, Ahval editor David Lepeska spoke with Columbia University’s David L. Phillips, a former senior adviser at the U.S. State Department, about the Turkish leader’s war crimes, Trump’s lack of character, and how the U.S. should begin to push for Erdogan’s ouster.