Current News at the Institute

SIPA Student Ginger Whitesell Works on HIV Awareness in Guatemala
Monday, February 20, 2017

In 2011, the Student Volunteer Program was created to connect Columbia University students with volunteer opportunities at Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) alumni-led organizations around the globe.

Maria Rohani, M.A. 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017

Maria Rohani is the co-founder of #BanThis, a national photo campaign in response to President Trump's "Muslim Ban". The campaign is a collection of portraits and stories of individuals across the United States and it aims to showcase the diversity of the immigrant experiences in America. See the campaign at www.banthisthecampaign.org. You can also participate by submitting your own story through the website!

Supported by the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) is proud to launch the Using History in Genocide Prevention project. This project has been made possible through a generous grant from the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation.

SIPA Student Akiko Kobayshi Works with LGBT Advocate in Kenya
Monday, February 13, 2017

The following is an excerpt from the blog post written by Akiko Kobayshi, a graduate student at the School of International and Public Affairs, who volunteered with HRAP alumni Esther Adhiambo at the Initiative for Equality and Non-Discrimination (INEND) in Kenya.

By David L. Phillips
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, writes in the Huffington Post that Trump’s thinly veiled racist and Islmaphobic policies will intensify radicalization, inviting attacks against the United States, and undermining the campaign against the Islamic State.

Phillips argues that Trump's executive action will be used as an ISIS recruiting tool, that it tarnishes the US reputation abroad, and betrays Iraqis who put their lives on the line to assist the United States.