Current News at the Institute

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.

Human Rights student Stephanie Kim works with Indigenous Peoples in Nepal
Friday, August 11, 2017

Through ISHR's Student Volunteer Program, undergraduate Stephanie Kim volunteered in Nepal this summer with 2016 Advocate Chhing Lamu Sherpa of the NGO Mountain Spirit.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

ISHR instructor Inga Winkler co-authored an article in the International Journal of Human Rights on inequalities in the Sustainable Development Agenda. The article, titled Leaving no one behind? Persistent inequalities in the SDGs, examines how disaggregating data can be used to monitor inequalities affecting marginalized groups associated with particular group identities protected by human rights law that are not receiving sufficient attention.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

On July 31st students in the Summer Human Rights Program attended a site visit to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, organized by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Graduate, undergraduate, and visiting human rights students met with Kelly L. Razzouk, Human Rights Adviser at the Mission and had the opportunity to ask questions about the United States’ engagement with the UN system on human rights. Ms. Razzouk also discussed priority human rights issue areas and U.S.