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Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) fellowship brings together scholars, students, civil society organizations, journalists, educators, artists, policy makers, and others who work on historical dialogue issues for a semester of comprehensive learning and networking at Columbia University in New York City.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Genevieve Zingg, a Blog Writer for RightsViews, reports from the Human Rights Institute's event featuring Laura Pitter, Senior National Security Counsel at Human Rights Watch. Pitter spoke about the evolution of counterterrorism and human rights under the Trump administration.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ISHR welcomes news of the release of Turkish human rights advocate, journalist, and 2012 Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Fellow Murat Çelikkan from prison on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Çelikkan was sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison in Turkey for participating in the Editors-in-Chief on Watch campaign for Özgür Gündem daily, a newspaper that was closed through a statutory decree issued under Turkey's State of Emergency.

The Importance of Acting Locally
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Beginning in 1937, many calendars began designating October 9th as "Columbus Day." However, over the past several years - especially since the adoption of the historic UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 10 years ago - a growing number of places in the USA have done away with the “Columbus” part and renamed the day “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”. These include the states of Alaska, and Vermont and the cities of Seattle, Albuquerque, San Francisco, Denver, Bangor CityMaine and, most recently, Los Angeles and Cambridge.

By Jason Hung, guest blogger
Monday, September 25, 2017