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

Geoffrey Mayamba
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

2013 Advocate Geoffrey Mayamba is in a unique position to know the challenges faced by those who are or have been incarcerated in Zambia. At the age of 17, Geoffrey was arrested for his role as a lookout during a robbery. He served 10 years in prison. While serving his sentence, Geoffrey studied project planning and monitoring & evaluation. After an early release for good behavior, Geoffrey secured a position with a PEPFAR-funded project on HIV/AIDS. The project included research visits to prisons in Zambia–including the one where Geoffrey had served his sentence.

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
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

A new book By Elazar Barkan, Constantin Goschler and James E. Waller is now available. This book brings together a diverse range of international voices from academia, policymaking and civil society to address the failure to connect historical dialogue with atrocity prevention discourse and provide insight into how conflict histories and historical memory act as dynamic forces, actively facilitating or deterring current and future conflict.

Mary Akrami
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

2009 Advocate Mary Akrami is the executive director of Afghan Women Network, an organization dedicated to the advancement of women’s engagement in peacebuilding in Afghanistan. Mary initiated the use of community-based peace councils throughout Afghanistan to allow women to engage in conflict resolution at the local level. She is also the founder and former executive director of the Afghan Women Skills Development Center, an organization focused on the rights of women affected by violence. She established the first shelter for women at risk of violence in 2003.