Current News at the Institute

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.

By David L. Phillips
Friday, August 18, 2017
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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) alumnus and co-director of the Truth Memory Justice Center (Hafiza Merkezi) in Istanbul, Turkey, Murat Çelikkan, has been jailed for his involvement in a protest against the closure of the Özgür Gündem daily newspaper.