Current News at the Institute

By David L. Phillips
Monday, November 20, 2017
A Conversation With Matthew Kennis
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

By Zoe Sottile

On November 1st, as part of the Alumni Speaker Series for the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia welcomed Matthew Kennis, Program Director at the Libertas Center for Human Rights. Kennis completed his M.A. in Human Rights from Columbia in 2011, and his work before and since has focused on torture victims and oppressive regimes in Guatemala and Kyrgyzstan.

By Olivia Heffernan
Monday, November 13, 2017

Columbia University student Olivia Heffernan argues that justice and reconciliation are the means through which parties reckon with past injustice, and that public education and truth telling are prerequisites to precipitate activism and real reform.

Court Finds Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

On October 20th,the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights has been following the developments of the struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

by Ulia Popova, Visiting Scholar at Columbia University
Tuesday, November 7, 2017