2021-2022 marks the 10th year of the AHDA fellowship program. Since 2012, the fellowship has hosted at least 107 fellows who represent over 48 countries and territories. Below please find information regarding the professional interests and accomplishments of fellows and alumni. While at Columbia, fellows design individual projects that address some aspect of a history of gross human rights violations in their society, country, and/or region.
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Mikang Yang is co-chairperson of the steering committee of the Asia Peace and History Education Network and International History Forum on Peace and History, where she executes various programs in the field of historical reconciliation. She has, for example, developed materials for history classes and various campaigns related to historical matters, and she has conducted programs such as the Youth History Camp with participants from Korea, Japan and China. Dr. Yang’s work in the field history dialogue and history reconciliation also takes up the relationship between Korea, Japan, and China. She currently serves as coordinator for the publication of an alternative textbook available in all three countries entitled History to an Open Future, which is the first collaborative history textbook in East Asia. Previously Yang worked as secretary general of the Korean Council for the drafted Military Sexual Slavery by Japan from 1997-2002. She also serves as senior pastor of the Hanbaik Presbyterian Church, and in 1998 she completed her doctor of ministry degree. As an AHDA fellow, Mikang Yang seeks to develop a methodology for history and peace education that can be applied to different programs promoting historical reconciliation, and that will increase mutual trust among states and citizens in East Asia, where historical dialogue has become increasingly difficult because of territorial conflicts and the prevalence of parochial nationalism.
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Titi Yu is a documentary producer based in New York. She has produced hundreds of hours of documentaries for PBS, HBO, NBC, and History Channel. In her career, Titi has worked with such luminary media figures such as Bill Moyers, Tom Brokaw, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Michael Moore. Documentaries she’s produced have garnered prestigious awards such as the Emmy, Gracie Award, the Headliner Award and the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award. Titi holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a MA in Documentary Film from Emerson College. She is currently the Editorial Producer at Futuro Media Group. The film project Ms. Yu will develop as an AHDA fellow explores what happens when in the aftermath of war, when a beleaguered nation begins the arduous task of building a civic dialogue. Ms. Yu’s film follows a group of Burmese reporters as they become pivotal players in building a newly independent, professional news media. The story examines the larger narrative of journalist and democracy in transition by asking the question, what happens after the revolution is over?
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