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Institute for the Study of Human Rights honors 2019 Native American Heritage Month at Columbia University
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is pleased to announce that, through its Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program, it is launching the electronic edition of its recent publication, Global Indigenous Youth: Through Their Eyes, in honor of Native American Heritage Month. The electronic version of the whole book and, also, its chapters individually, has been posted on Columbia University’s Academic Commons.
Thursday, October 31, 2019

1994 Advocate Samuel Kofi Woods II of Liberia took time out of his trip to the USA to meet participants in the 2019 HRAP. He spoke with the advocates about his journey as a human rights advocate, including his unrelenting focus on the need to maintain his integrity in all that he does. Woods is a Liberian journalist, academic, activist, and politician. He began his activism as the student president of his university and a leader of the national student organization in 1986.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Trump's peripatetic Syria policy zigzagged again over the weekend. After announcing that the U.S. would withdraw from Northern Syria, Trump changed course, announcing: "We've secured the oil, and, therefore, a small number of US troops will remain in the area where they have the oil. And we're going to be protecting it, and we'll be deciding what we're going to do with it in the future."
 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan protected Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - and U.S. President Donald Trump should have known.

In his national address announcing that U.S. Special Forces killed Baghdadi, Trump commended Turkey while turning a blind eye to Turkey’s collusion with ISIS.

While Trump thanked “the Syrian Kurds for certain support they were able to give us,” he downplayed the importance of intelligence provided by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). But the SDF’s information was critical to the mission.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

2019 Advocates Charbonnel Nodjigoto of Chad and Mariano Ruiz of Argentina spoke about issues facing refugees in their respective countries. Prof. Lara Nettlefield moderated the talk which was attended by 12 students and sponsored by IAS and ISHR.