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Upcoming ISHR Events


Check out the 6th International NGO Conference on History and Peace, which is to be held in Seoul on 10 - 11 July 2015. Mikang Yang, AHDA alumna, contributed to this event.

From Doctrine to Declaration:
A Workshop on Rescinding the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and Promoting the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the United States

June 25 - 26, 2015
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Washington, DC

The Summer Program (26 May to 6 June 2015) hosts 26 professionals and researchers from 15 countries this year. The program has included visits to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and United nations Headquarters.

Congratulations to the Regional Network for Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past (RNHDP) which just completed a seven day training program in Istanbul in collaboration with Hafiza Merkezi, the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program (AHDA), and Columbia Global Centers - Turkey.


The Graduate Student Volunteers Program (GSVP) provides Columbia University graduate students the opportunity to expand their professional skills and human rights knowledge and experience through fieldwork with grassroots human rights organizations. Students selected to participate in the program complete an eight-week summer internship with alumni of the Human Rights Advocate Program (HRAP) and receive a travel stipend of $1,500 from the Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

We are pleased to announce a call for submissions for a new e-magazine that will focus on historical dialogue issues!


The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders is accepting applications for internship positions for a minimum of 6 months in advocacy, communications, and/or research. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interns will work from the oprganization's New York City office.

The internship is 70% projects, 30% organizational and administrative responsibilities.

The intern will be required to: