Current News at the Institute

Rebecca Adami
Monday, August 28, 2017

Congratulation to former visiting scholar Dr. Rebecca Adami on the publication of three articles examining the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and, in particularly, the important role played by non-western female UN delegates in that process.

Podcast available!
Monday, August 28, 2017

On May 22, 2017, the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum hosted a public event at Columbia University as part of it's 7th annual workshop. Business & Human Rights in the Age of Trump examined corporate responsibility, sustainability, and human rights in the era of President Trump. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The University Human Rights Education in Myanmar Project at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights completed its fifth training in Myanmar at the end of July 2017.

Saranya Misra, M.A. 2014
Monday, August 21, 2017

Congratulations to 2014 graduate Saranya Misra, who was recently appointed as Communications Officer at UNICEF New York’s Division of Communications.

Saranya graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in Human Rights Studies in May 2014. Her thesis focused on Political Activism through Social Media, including a comparative analysis of the topic across the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and China.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Congratulations to Patricia Guerrero, a 2003 Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) alumnus, on receiving the American Bar Association International Human Rights Award. Guerrero was recognized for her extensive work in Colombia defending victioms of sexual violence and women displaced by Colombia's armed conflict.