Welcome to the Institute for the Study of Human Rights


The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is pleased to announce the 2015 Human Rights Essay Contest and Colloquium. The contest aims to acknowledge students who have written strong academic papers on human rights issues. Cash prizes will be awarded to two graduate and two undergraduate students, currently enrolled at Columbia University. Contest winners, along with other selected participants, are invited to present their papers during the human rights student colloquium. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 28.

For students still finalizing their Spring 2015 schedule, the following classes have openings available through the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the School of International and Public Affairs.


The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability is now accepting applications for the Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability.

Applications accepted until 11:59pm New York time on Friday March 6, 2015.

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The application deadline has been extended

Applications accepted until 10:00am New York time on Thursday, February 12, 2015

Click here to begin the application