Alumni News at the Institute

A Conversation with 2009 HRAP Alumnus Karyn Kaplan
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

On April 3, 2009 Advocate Karyn Kaplan spoke on “Strengthening Civil Society and Community-Based Organizations in Asia” at Columbia University in a dialogue sponsored by the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP), and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Economic and Political Development Concentration. Karyn’s talk served as the second feature for HRAP’s 30-Year Anniversary (1989-2019) Alumni Speaker Series.

Michael Miiro
Monday, March 25, 2019

2017 Advocate Michael Miiro has been named the Country Representative of Uganda at The Danske Handicap Forbund (DHF).

Friday, March 22, 2019

*Photo Caption: Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) alumnae  Elina Horo  of India (2015 HRAP),  Marayah Fyneah  of Liberia (2012 HRAP), Sandra Creamer of Australia (2015 HRAP), and Mary Akrami of Afghanistan (2009 HRAP) participated in the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women.  Akrami participated in a side event organized by the Irish Mission to the UN and Peace is Loud during which the film Women, Peace and Power was shown for the first time. It follows the stories of women activists, politicians, and citizens in Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Liberia.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

“Being at Columbia was such a wonderful experience, it really opened my mind and got me to see legal education and human rights education in a very different way [from how] I was seeing it in Mexico.”

Monday, December 17, 2018

2013 Advocate Musola Cathrine Kaseketi of Zambia has been named the winner of the Her Abilities Award in Arts, Culture and Sports. Light for the World, a global disability & development organization committed to breaking down barriers to enrich society and unlock the potential in all of us, started the award to honor the achievements of women with disabilities. The winners were decided by an influential jury of women with and without disabilities from Mariam Doumbia of Amadou & Mariam to Judy Heumann, U.S.