Current News at the Institute

Monday, July 24, 2017

ISHR is pleased to welcome the 2017 Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Fellows to Columbia University. This year marks the 6th class of AHDA.

Ten fellows from eight different countries make up the 2017 class. Since its inception in 2012, over 59 fellows representing over 30 countries have taken part in the fellowship.

By Ariella Lang
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ariella Lang, Director of the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program, condemns the authoritarian crackdown on media outlets and journalists in Turkey, particularly prosecution of human rights activist and former ISHR fellow Ekrem Murat Celikkan. Lang also criticizes President Trump for his continued silence regarding journalists under attack.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Present Past: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice

2017 Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network Conference

2015 Fellow Nora Ahmetaj Co-authors Report
Friday, May 5, 2017

Congratulations to 2015 AHDA Fellow Nora Ahmetaj who co-authored a report examining the role and work of Kosovo’s Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Dealing with the Past and Reconciliation (IMWG).

Remarks by David L. Phillips
Monday, April 24, 2017

Times Square, New York City
April 23, 2017

 

It is an honor to be here today. I thank the Knights and Daughters of Vartan for inviting me.

The so-called special relationship between Turkey and the United States rests on two fallacies. Turkey is a secular democracy, and Turkey is an indispensable member of NATO.

Turkey is not secular. Nor is Turkey a democracy. Last weekend’s sham referendum is proof of Turkey’s tilt towards dictatorship under President Tayyip Erdogan.