A new book edited by Sheryl Lightfoot and Elsa Stamatopoulou - Duke University Press
Monday, November 13, 2023
With a global perspective, the book is mainly the result of research presented at the 2019 interdisciplinary International Symposium organized at Columbia by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, with the Arctic University of Norway and the University of British Columbia as co-organizers, and cosponsored by other Columbia departments, other universities and two non-governmental organizations.
Click here for the dedicated web link to the book on Duke’s site.
by Elsa Stamatopoulou*
Sunday, October 8, 2023
As Columbia’s new President, Dr Minouche Shafik, has taken up her important position, we are glad to share with all that Columbia now celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The University followed the appeal of Native American students and numerous other students, faculty and staff over the years asking for this Day to be honored. The celebration of the Day is a clear trend among various other universities as well as cities and states in this country. 
History of the Day
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

ISHR is pleased to announce that our 2022-23 Year in Review report is now available. The report includes a summary of key activities and contributions of our programs and projects during the academic year 2022-23. Click here to read the full report.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

On the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights pays tribute to the struggles of the Indigenous Peoples for dignity, justice and human rights and stands in solidarity with Indigenous human rights defenders.

The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is celebrated with events around the world. The Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in response to Indigenous Peoples’ advocacy and was first marked in 1994.

Monday, June 12, 2023
The 2023 Program (22 May to 9 June 2023) was successfully completed on June 9th. The Program is organized by Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. It enjoys the cosponsorship and collaboration of the University of British Columbia in Canada and the University of Auckland in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Twenty-seven participants from fifteen countries and seventeen Indigenous nations participated in this year’s Program, which took place in a remote format.