Current News at the Institute

The Importance of Acting Locally
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Beginning in 1937, many calendars began designating October 9th as "Columbus Day." However, over the past several years - especially since the adoption of the historic UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 10 years ago - a growing number of places in the USA have done away with the “Columbus” part and renamed the day “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”. These include the states of Alaska, and Vermont and the cities of Seattle, Albuquerque, San Francisco, Denver, Bangor CityMaine and, most recently, Los Angeles and Cambridge.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Human rights students at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) gathered on September 21st over pizza for the Human Rights Internship Panel where those fresh from their summer internships talked about their biggest take-aways from summer of 2017.

By Jason Hung, guest blogger
Monday, September 25, 2017
By Zina Precht-Rodriguez, Columbia College ’19
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
This summer, Columbia College student Zina Precht-Rodriguez participated in an eight-week international internship program sponsored by Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR). Her research interests include climate policy and intergenerational justice.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Senior Researcher and Director of the Business and Human Rights Program Joanne Bauer published an article in the Business and Human Rights Journal in August 2017 discussing her methods for deepening students knowledge and experience in business and human rights through a year-long multi-disciplinary clinic that prepares them for the complex challenges of the field.