Current News at the Institute

By Malcolm Katrak, guest blogger
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Importance of Acting Locally
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Beginning in 1937, many calendars began designating October 9th as "Columbus Day." However, over the past several years - especially since the adoption of the historic UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 10 years ago - a growing number of places in the USA have done away with the “Columbus” part and renamed the day “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”. These include the states of Alaska, and Vermont and the cities of Seattle, Albuquerque, San Francisco, Denver, Bangor CityMaine and, most recently, Los Angeles and Cambridge.

By Jason Hung, guest blogger
Monday, September 25, 2017
Tim Wyman-McCarthy, M.A. 2016
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Congratulations to Tim Wyman-McCarthy, a 2016 Human Rights M.A. graduate, on beginning his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is studying in the Department of Rhetoric.

By Zina Precht-Rodriguez, Columbia College ’19
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
This summer, Columbia College student Zina Precht-Rodriguez participated in an eight-week international internship program sponsored by Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR). Her research interests include climate policy and intergenerational justice.

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