Current News at the Institute

Now Available!
Monday, March 27, 2017

The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) 2016 Annual Program Report is now available.

AHDA is an innovative initiative that seeks to examine the historical legacy of conflict, and in particular, the impact that the memory of past violence wields on contemporary politics, societies and cultures.

Louisa Slavkova, AHDA 2016
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Congratulations to 2016 Fellow Louisa Slavkova on the latest publication by Sofia Platform, Mapping Transition in Eastern Europe: Experience of Change after the End of Communism.

RightsViews blog by Professor Joseph Chuman
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In a new RightsViews blog, Professor Joseph Chuman calls for a more robust enunciation of human rights in the face of rising illiberalism. Chuman asserts that respect for the dignity of human beings is the heart of the human rights program.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program welcomes the support expressed by Pope Francis for his support for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

At an audience held in Rome on February 15, 2017 with Indigenous Leaders from around the world, Pope Francis expressed his support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, more specifically about Indigenous Peoples’ right to land as well as their cultural rights.

SIPA Student Ginger Whitesell Works on HIV Awareness in Guatemala
Monday, February 20, 2017

In 2011, the Student Volunteer Program was created to connect Columbia University students with volunteer opportunities at Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) alumni-led organizations around the globe.