News

Monday, September 13, 2021

Please join ISHR in welcoming the 2021-22 cohort of students in the Human Rights Studies M.A. Program! Forty-one students from around the world will join the MA program to pursue their academic studies with a focus on issues ranging from refugee and migrant rights to transitional justice, childrens' rights, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and environmental justice, among others. 

We look forward to welcoming all ISHR students back on campus this semester! 

Friday, July 30, 2021

ISHR is pleased to release our 2020-2021 Annual Report this week. The report covers the diverse programming and activities that the institution oversaw in the last year. 

Find the full report here.

Friday, June 4, 2021

ISHR launched a new fellowship opportunity - the Human Rights Research Fellowship - which provides funding to students who wish to gain valuable research experience, while supporting the work of Columbia faculty conducting human rights-related research. Human rights students across Columbia received a research fellowship to support faculty in the departments of Political Science (Barnard and Columbia), History (Barnard College), the Center on Sustainable Investment (Columbia Law School), Peace and Human Rights Education (Teachers College). 

 

Thursday, April 29, 2021
ISHR congratulates the winners of the 2021 Human Rights Essay Contest. Students were invited to submit compelling academic papers that addressed issues relating to human rights. The winners and the titles of their essays can be found below:
Undergraduate Student Winners:
Lexi Young (Human Rights Major, Columbia College): "Crisis in Canada: How Nonprofits are Mobilizing to Address Systemic Inequality Faced by Canada’s Indigenous Populations"
Thursday, April 29, 2021

ISHR congratulates the winners of the 2021 Human Rights Thesis Presentation Competition. Students were selected to present their research in no more than 5 minutes, and winners were selected by a faculty panel and the audience. The winners and the titles of their presentations can be found below:

Undergraduate Student Winner:

Safia Southey (UHRP): "Repatriation vs. Resettlement: The Role of UNRWA in the Stalemate of the Palestinian Refugee Crisis"