Current News at the Institute

By Rowena Kosher
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Ariel S. Garfinkel
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ISHR congratulates 2017 alumnus Ariel S. Garfinkel on the publication of her book Scofflaw: International law and America's Deadly Weapons in Vietnam. The book examines the legacy of the Vietnam War on Vietnamese civilians and families, in particularly the on-going trauma caused by American weapons such as unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

As Columbia University faculty engaged in international scholarship and teaching, we are deeply concerned about the arrest of Osman Kavala, one of the most prominent Turkish public intellectuals and a tireless promoter of peaceful international collaboration.  Osman Kavala is a colleague and a friend of Columbia of many years.  Many of us have collaborated with him on various cultural projects, witnessing his generous leadership in bringing people and cultures together.  We have had many occasions to witness Osman Kavala’s importa

By Olivia Heffernan
Monday, December 11, 2017
Call for Submissions!
Monday, December 11, 2017

Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights is pleased to announce the 2018 Human Rights Essay Contest and Colloquium.  The contest and colloquium aim to encourage and acknowledge students who have written exceptional academic papers that address issues related to human rights.

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