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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Last week, ISHR Director Yasmine Ergas has an article published on Ingenere which explains how the Texas Heartbeat Act creates a scorched earth around any woman who might attempt to, or has had, an abortion.  In the article, Ergas writes that "Abortion rights have been defended in the United States as rights of privacy.  What Texas has just done is to strip women and, with them, an entire society of privacy." Read the full article here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Please join ISHR in welcoming the 10th cohort of the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) fellows to Columbia University! Eleven fellows working on issues of collective memory, conflict prevention, documentation, enforced disappearances, historical legacies of enslavement, human rights and peace education, identity politics, indigenous issues, peacebuilding, and transitional justice are in the group this year.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Please join ISHR in welcoming the 2021-22 cohort of students in the Human Rights Studies M.A. Program! Forty-one students from around the world will join the MA program to pursue their academic studies with a focus on issues ranging from refugee and migrant rights to transitional justice, childrens' rights, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and environmental justice, among others. 

We look forward to welcoming all ISHR students back on campus this semester! 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Join ISHR in welcoming the 2021-22 HRAP cohort to Columbia University! Twelve advocates working on issues including LGBTQI+ rights, indigenous peoples’ rights, youth development, capacity building, and disability rights will spend the fall semester online attending skill-based workshops, making presentations about their work and networking. In the spring, they will join us on campus for the continuation of HRAP which at that time will include participating in academic courses and further engagement with Columbia University and the human rights community in NYC and DC.

Monday, September 6, 2021

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race are glad to inform you that we are now accepting applications for the 2022 International Summer Program on Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Policy (ISSP). This program also enjoys the cooperation of the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and the University of British Columbia (Canada).

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