Current News at the Institute

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. 

By Bárbara Matias
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Socio-economic rights rarely make headlines and many human rights violations remain invisible. This is worrying at a time when socio-economic rights are under great pressure and at the same time are more important than ever. With threats ranging from global financial crises to local water crises, and economic inequalities to rising xenophobic rhetoric, the human rights discourse has become ever so valuable, yet its potential remains unrealized.

Chinonye Alma Otuonye, M.A. 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ISHR congratulates Chinonye Alma Otuonye on her acceptance into the Cultural Anthropology PhD program at CUNY.