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Thursday, October 29, 2020

The ISHR Human Rights Research Fellowship will provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable research experience, while supporting the work of Columbia faculty conducting human rights-related research.

Students who receive the Fellowship are expected to complete approximately 80-120 hours of research assistance during the academic year. The research opportunities selected for the 2020-2021 academic year are available below. ISHR will award one research stipend per opportunity in the amount of $1,500. Priority will be given to HRSMA and UHRP students. 

Course Examines Interface of Indigenous Peoples Movement and International Community
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NEW YORK, New York. Columbia University has released an open online course, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, to examine how Indigenous Peoples have been contesting norms, institutions and global debates in the past 50 years, and how they have been re-shaping and gradually decolonizing these systems at international and national levels. The self-paced course is free and open to all on edX.org with an optional paid verified certificate program.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Carla Fredericks, Columbia Law School alumna, scholar, lawyer and advocate for Indigenous Peoples’ rights in governance, development and global policy has been appointed as the new Executive Director of The Christensen Fund. Carla Fredericks currently serves as Clinical Professor and Director of the American Indian Law Clinic at Colorado Law.

Jalisco, Mexico, October 28, 29, 30, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights, through its Indigenous Peoples Rights Program, will participate at the International Congress of Cultural and Creative Industries 2020. The Congress is organized online by the Ministry of Culture of Jalisco and The Office of UNESCO in Mexico. The Director of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Program, Elsa Stamatopoulou, will give a keynote address on 28 October on "Cultural Rights in the Covid Crisis".

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

by Lisa Gulesserian (Harvard University) and David L. Phillips (Columbia University)

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