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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! 

Friday, July 30, 2021

ISHR is pleased to release our 2020-2021 Annual Report this week. The report covers the diverse programming and activities that the institution oversaw in the last year. 

Find the full report here.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Elazar Barkan will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Institute on June 30th and on behalf of faculty, staff, students, and affiliates, ISHR would like to thank him for his many contributions. Professor Barkan joined the Institute in 2006 as Co-director and continued to lead as Director starting in 2008.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Today the Institute for the Study of Human Rights celebrates Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in all 50 states. Although President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st, 1863, it was not read to enslaved people in Texas until two and a half years later, on June 19th, 1865. On this day, Union soldiers alerted enslaved people in Galveston, Texas that the war was over and they were free. June 19th is sometimes referred to as “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day,” or “Emancipation Day”.

Friday, June 18, 2021

ISHR would like to congratulate Inga Winkler on her new position as Associate Professor in International Human Right Law at the Central European University in Vienna. Professor Winkler joined ISHR in 2016 as one of our first two full-time lecturers. In addition to advising students and serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies, she taught International Human Rights Law, the Human Rights Senior Seminar, the Human Rights Thesis Seminar, UN Human Rights Bodies, Socio-Economic Rights, and Menstruation, Gender and Rights.

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