by Elsa Stamatopoulou*
Sunday, October 8, 2023
As Columbia’s new President, Dr Minouche Shafik, has taken up her important position, we are glad to share with all that Columbia now celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The University followed the appeal of Native American students and numerous other students, faculty and staff over the years asking for this Day to be honored. The celebration of the Day is a clear trend among various other universities as well as cities and states in this country. 
History of the Day
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

ISHR is pleased to announce that our 2022-23 Year in Review report is now available. The report includes a summary of key activities and contributions of our programs and projects during the academic year 2022-23. Click here to read the full report.

Monday, October 2, 2023
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) is inviting faculty to submit proposals for the Human Rights Research Award.
The Human Rights Research Award supports Columbia University faculty conducting research related to human rights and will provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience. In the 2023-2024 academic year, ISHR will award a limited number of research stipends to students in the amount of $1,500.
Claudia Sachs
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Claudia Sachs, a human rights undergraduate student at the School of General Studies, recently published an op-ed in the Columbia Spectator titled “Why the courts can be a powerful place for students to take action on climate change.” 
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

On September 19th, Stephanie Grepo of ISHR attended a side event sponsored by the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Funding Community-Led Development for the SDGs, and featuring 1996 Advocate Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, the Founder and ED of Nyaka in Uganda, as the keynote speaker. While making the rounds during the networking portion of the event, the first person Stephanie met was an incoming HRAP advocate! They had no idea that we would run into each other there. Stephanie introduced the incoming advocate, Esther Kimani, to Jackson.