Current News at the Institute

Gabriella Levy, B.A. 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Gabriella Levy is a senior majoring in Political Science with a double concentration in Human Rights and Hispanic Studies. She will also be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on May 16, 2017. Gabriella has been accepted into a Ph.D program in Political Science at Duke University.

A new paper by ISHR Instructor Daniella Ikawa
Monday, May 8, 2017

Daniela Ikawa, an instructor with ISHR, recently published a paper titled Building Pluralism Through Affirmative Action in Brazil: The Case for Education that examines changes in Brazil's national identity in regards to race and the resulting affirmative action programs. Read the brief description below:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

ISHR celebrated the end of another successful academic year with the annual end of year reception on Thursday, April 27th. Four graduating students presented their theses:

Grace Beya, Human Rights Studies M.A. Program

  • Sexual Violence Beyond the War: Dismantling and Addressing Domestic Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo 

Iva Gumniska, Human Rights Major

Kunal Kanodia, B.A. 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017

Kunal Kanodia is a Human Rights Major at Columbia College graduating in May 2017.

RightsViews article by Amanda Graham
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

In a new RightsViews article, graduate student Amanda Graham examines the potential of blockchain, a digital distributed platform used for tracking and validating transactions, to overcome problems of accountability surrounding a number of human rights issues.