Varsha Vijayakumar
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Varsha Vijayakumar (she/they) shares her experience as a student in the Human Rights Studies M.A. Program so far.

In which program are you enrolled and when is your expected graduation date?

MA Human Rights Studies, Spring 2023

Monday, November 1, 2021
ISHR's Human Rights Research Fellowship supports Columbia University faculty, conducting research related to human rights, and will provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable research experience. ISHR will award up to three student research stipends in the amount of $1,500 in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Students who receive the Human Rights Research Fellowship are expected to complete approximately 80-120 hours of research assistance. Specific research opportunities for students will be announced as they become available. 
Monday, October 4, 2021
Alum Trisha Mukherjee, CC '21, co-created the podcast People • Place • Power with Benjamin Swift (Colorado College).
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.

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"