Current News at the Institute

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Congratulations to Liz Ševčenko, Director, Guantánamo Public Memory Project, on receiving the 2015 Center for Research Libraries Award for Teaching.

Laura Reed
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Laura Reed (M.A. 2013) is a Research Analyst for Freedom on the Net, an annual index of global internet freedom, at Freedom House. Laura collaborates with local researchers to assess internet access, censorship, and user rights in Eurasia, Europe, and the United States. She has been interviewed by the press on issues related to human rights and internet freedom, and has spoken about surveillance, privacy, and intermediary liability at forums and international conferences.
Christian Douglass
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Congratulations to alumnus Christian Douglass on his new position at Mental Health America of Los Angeles.

Maggie Powers
Monday, October 26, 2015
Congratulations to alumna Maggie Powers, M.A. 2014, for the recent publication of portions of her Master’s thesis as “Responsibility to Protect: Dead, Dying, or Thriving?” in the International Journal of Human Rights. The article presents an empirical analysis of the use of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) norm at the UN from 2005 to 2014 and provides a quantitative measure of the backlash to R2P after the 2011 Libya intervention.
Aishih Wehbe-Herrera
Monday, October 12, 2015

Congratulations to Aishih Wehbe-Herrera, M.A. 2014, whose paper, “A New Landscape of the Possible: 400 Women, Politics of Representation and Human Rights” was recently published by the Journal of the International Association of Inter-American Studies. In her paper, Aishih explores the role of art as a powerful tool to mobilize people´s consciousness and demand accountability for gross violations of women´s rights and as an empowering mechanism for the families of the disappeared to claim justice.