Current News at the Institute

By Malcolm Katrak, guest blogger
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017

In commemoration of this day Native American Council of Columbia University will be hosting a celebration on Columbia University's Sundial. Below is an outline of the day's events:

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.

Kay Atanda, M.A. 2015
Monday, September 25, 2017

Congratulations to Kay Atanda, a 2016 Human Rights M.A. graduate, on being selected as a 2017-18 United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellow.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Human rights students at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) gathered on September 21st over pizza for the Human Rights Internship Panel where those fresh from their summer internships talked about their biggest take-aways from summer of 2017.

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