By David L. Phillips
Monday, March 16, 2020
President Donald J. Trump addressed the American people from the Oval Office amidst widening fears of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 11. It was a prime time opportunity for Trump to offer assurance and provide policy direction. He failed.
The American people expect their President to inspire confidence in times of crisis. Trump spoke for eleven minutes, unnerving his audience and rattling markets. 
Though Trump used a teleprompter, he could barely read the speech. His message was muddled and confused, incoherent at times.
Monday, March 16, 2020

Amir Ashour, a Master in Human Rights graduate from Columbia University, is the Founder and Executive Director of IraQueer, Iraq’s first national LGBT+ organization. Founded in 2015, IraQueer has reached one million people offline and online through working on advocacy, education, and providing direct services like safe housing and medical services.

To identify a contemporary authoritarian regime, we can start by asking what Hungary and Brazil have in common.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University is looking for qualified human rights instructors to teach the following courses during the 2020-2021 academic year, with the possibility of continued teaching in subsequent semesters. 

Delphine Djiraibe
Friday, March 6, 2020

Delphine Djiraibe is internationally recognized for her work as a human rights lawyer and chief attorney at the Public Interest Law Center in Chad, as well as co-founder of the Chadian Association for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights. She has been working on the Chad-Cameroon Oil and Pipeline Project since its inception and has been advocating social, economic, and environmental rights in Chad and for World Bank accountability and corporate responsibility in the disbursement of oil revenues.