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.

Graduate student Akiko Kobayashi works in Mombasa.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Each summer, ISHR sends Columbia University human rights students abroad to contribute to the advocacy efforts of organizations led by alumni of the HRAP and AHDA programs through the Graduate Student Volunteers Program (GSVP).

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.
 
Laura Reed
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Laura Reed (M.A. 2013) is a Research Analyst for Freedom on the Net, an annual index of global internet freedom, at Freedom House. Laura collaborates with local researchers to assess internet access, censorship, and user rights in Eurasia, Europe, and the United States. She has been interviewed by the press on issues related to human rights and internet freedom, and has spoken about surveillance, privacy, and intermediary liability at forums and international conferences.