Current News at the Institute

A Conversation With Matthew Kennis
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

By Zoe Sottile

On November 1st, as part of the Alumni Speaker Series for the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia welcomed Matthew Kennis, Program Director at the Libertas Center for Human Rights. Kennis completed his M.A. in Human Rights from Columbia in 2011, and his work before and since has focused on torture victims and oppressive regimes in Guatemala and Kyrgyzstan.

By Olivia Heffernan
Monday, November 13, 2017

Columbia University student Olivia Heffernan argues that justice and reconciliation are the means through which parties reckon with past injustice, and that public education and truth telling are prerequisites to precipitate activism and real reform.

by Ulia Popova, Visiting Scholar at Columbia University
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
By Jessica Pierson
Friday, October 27, 2017

On October 16th, Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights hosted a panel discussion about inequalities in the Sustainable Development Goals. The event launched a special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights on the “Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights: A Critical Early Review,” co-edited by Inga Winkler and Carmel Williams. The panel consisted of Margaret L.

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