Current News at the Institute

Rightsviews article by Bárbara Matias
Friday, July 7, 2017

In a new Rightsviews article, graduate student Bárbara Matias examines the decline in human rights and rule-of-law in Hungary under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Since coming to power in 2010, Orbán has repeatedly challenged core values of the European Union, to which Hungary is a member. Matias particularly highlights  crackdowns on academic freedom, including recent legislation tightening restrictions on independent or foreign-funded universities. 

ISHR's Kristina Eberbach Contributes to New Amnesty Toolkit
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Amnesty International USA announced the release of a new toolkit for students and educators on human rights in national security. This free toolkit is intended to raise awareness among students ages 16-20 of the intersection of human rights and national security. Additionally, it is intended to increase participation among high school and college students in activism and advocacy around torture, surveillance, anti-Muslim hate, indefinite detention, and other common human rights violations associated with post-9/11 U.S.

Haley Zovickian, B.A. 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017

Haley Zovickian is a 2017 graduate of Columbia College with a double major in Human Rights and Political Science. Prior to graduating, Haley discussed her experience as a student in the Undergraduate Human Rights Program.

RightsViews article by Stephanie Ann Euber
Monday, June 5, 2017

In a new RightsViews article, alumni Stephanie Ann Euber questions the words we use to talk about women who have survived gender-based violence.

Sujith Kumar Prankumar
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Congratulations to Sujith Kumar Prankumar, a 2013 Human Rights M.A. graduate, on his acceptance into a PhD program at the Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales, Australia.