Current News at the Institute

Application Deadline Extended!
Friday, March 10, 2017

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) invites human rights advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the School of International and Public Affairs to apply for an eight-week summer internship with alumni of the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) and the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program (AHDA).

RightsViews blog by Professor Joseph Chuman
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In a new RightsViews blog, Professor Joseph Chuman calls for a more robust enunciation of human rights in the face of rising illiberalism. Chuman asserts that respect for the dignity of human beings is the heart of the human rights program.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program welcomes the support expressed by Pope Francis for his support for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

At an audience held in Rome on February 15, 2017 with Indigenous Leaders from around the world, Pope Francis expressed his support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, more specifically about Indigenous Peoples’ right to land as well as their cultural rights.

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.

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.