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Friday, June 26, 2020

Tessa Silverman received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 2019, where she studied Human Rights with a specialization in Latin American Studies. During her time at Columbia, Tessa became passionate about the protection of human rights through justice reform. After interning with the Bronx Defenders and witnessing the racial and socioeconomic discrimination in the U.S. Family Court system, she completed a thesis project examining how international human rights norms might be deployed domestically to achieve a more equitable model for child welfare.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

By Lara J. Nettelfield and Rebecca Kobrin

Saturday, June 20 is World Refugee Day, honored by the United Nations to raise awareness and educate the public about refugees, their basic rights, their situation around the world, and the responsibilities of states to grant them asylum.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights congratulates the following human rights students who received departmental honors and prizes: 

Departmental Honors

Myrna Santos,  Columbia College

Meghana Bharadwaj, Columbia College

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

ISHR congratulates the following human rights students on being inducted in the national honor society Phi Beta Kappa:

Meghana Bharadwaj, Columbia College

Rowan Gossett, Columbia College

Rebecca Cai, Columbia College

Lucienne Paradis, General Studies
Emma Caragozian, General Studies
Noa Levy-Baron, General Studies
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Sarah Case, a 2015 graduate of Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights MA program, is a Program Manager for the Global Transitional Justice Initiative at the International Sites of Conscience (ICSC), a global network of historic sites, museums and memory initiatives that connects past struggles to today’s movements for human rights.

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