Each year, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights welcomes a select number of visiting scholars to conduct research on a variety of human rights topics. Past visiting scholars have included federal judges, attorneys, trailblazers in NGO advocacy, academics and medical doctors. These scholars have come from more than 35 countries and form an essential part of ISHR’s global community of human rights researchers, scholars, and advocates.
Prospective scholars and others interested in researching human rights are encouraged to explore the biographies of some of our recent scholars below. Use the tabs below to sort through our scholars by research specialization. Click here for a list of additional visiting scholars.
To learn more about the Visiting Scholars Program and how to apply, click here.
Arunajeet Kaur is a fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) Singapore. She graduated from the Australian National University. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled, ‘From Independence to Hindraf : the Malaysian Indian Community and the negotiation for minority rights’. She has also recently co-authored a book, The Migration of Indian Human capital; The Ebb and Flow of Indian Professionals in Southeast Asia (New York, NY: Routledge, 2011).
Asghar Khan is from Mardan District, Pakistan. Mr. Khan completed his bachelor’s degree in 1998 and Master’s in Political Science in 2002 at University of Peshawar. Following his schooling, Mr. Khan joined the Government College University Lahore and completed his M.Phil. in Political Science. He attended the University of Peshawar for his PhD in Political Science.