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ISHR's Program on Peace-building and Human Rights is proud to present The Task Force Report: State-Building in Iraqi Kurdistan. The report examines paths to Kurdish independence and ways to strengthen democracy in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Congratulations to Aishih Wehbe-Herrera, whose paper, "A New Landscape of the Possible: 400 Women, Politics of Representation and Human Rights” was recently published by the Journal of the International Association of Inter-American Studies.

AHDA alumna Nayat Karakoseoglu and the Hrant Dink Foundation present Inspirations 1915, a video commemorating those who sacrificed in an attempt to prevent massacres and rescue Armenians during the 1915 genocide.

2015 AHDA fellow Deo Okot and the Refugee Law Project (RLP) released their most recent documentary, "Ombaci Memories."


The 2016 Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) Application is now open. 

For information how to apply, click here.

Deadline for the applications is October, 20 2015.

Students who are invited to participate in a conference related to their academic work, while in the program, may be eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $500 for conference expenses - such as registration fees, transportation, or accommodation. In addition, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences may match conference funds, offered by the program, for up to $250.