The Institute for the Study of Human Rights welcomes scholars wishing to engage in research in the area of human rights. The Visiting Scholars Program is designed to link the visiting scholars with the Columbia community by providing connections to faculty members and encouraging participation in conferences and seminars.
Read the selected biographies of some of our recent scholars below. (Note: Bios may not be up to date.) Click here for a list of additional visiting scholars.
To learn more about the Visiting Scholars Program and how to apply, click here.
Arunajeet Kaur is a fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) Singapore. She recently graduated from the Australian National University. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled, ‘From Independence to Hindraf : the Malaysian Indian Community and the negotiation for minority rights’. She has also recently co-authored a book, The Migration of Indian Human capital; The Ebb and Flow of Indian Professionals in Southeast Asia (New York, NY: Routledge, 2011).
Asghar Khan is from Mardan District, Pakistan. Mr. Khan completed his bachelor’s degree, in 1998 and Master’s in Political Science in 2002 at University of Peshawar. Following his schooling, Mr. Khan joined the Government College University Lahore and completed his M.Phil. in Political Science. He is now a PhD candidate at the Political Science Department, University of Peshawar.