Current News at the Institute

Ja Aung Lu
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ja Aung Lu, visiting scholar at ISHR, spoke to the Columbia community on the history of Myanmar’s sixty-year long civil war on June 8th. Aung focused on war crimes and crimes against humanity with reflection on the key criteria for recognizing them under the Rome Statue, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law.

Caroline Fidan Tyler Doenmez
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Congratulations to 2015 graduate Caroline Fidan Tyler Doenmez, who recently presented her research at the 2016 annual meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) held at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 
 
Jillian Carson
Monday, March 28, 2016
Congratulations to 2012 graduate Jillian Carson for her work on a Massachusetts bill to extend the statute of limitations for international human rights abuses. 
 
Jillian  is currently in her second year at New England Law | Boston. She is also the research assistant at the school’s Center for International Law and Policy. The Center coordinates research projects for students in partnership with international organizations in various areas of international law.
 
Matthew Kennis
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Congratulations to 2012 alumnus Matthew Kennis on his new role as Program Director with the Libertas Center for Human Rights, a torture survivor’s treatment center at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. 
 
Monday, January 25, 2016

ISHR’s University Human Rights Education in Myanmar project has recently returned from Myanmar after completing its second in-person training at Yangon University from January 6-9, 2016.