Monday, September 27, 2021

PBS NewsHour featured an organization founded by 2011 Advocate Salima Namusobya in a recent report on Uganda’s struggle to vaccinate its population. Salima is the founder and executive director of Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER), an independent NGO that works to advance the effective understanding, monitoring, implementation and realization of economic and social rights in Uganda.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Last week, ISHR Director Yasmine Ergas has an article published on Ingenere which explains how the Texas Heartbeat Act creates a scorched earth around any woman who might attempt to, or has had, an abortion.  In the article, Ergas writes that "Abortion rights have been defended in the United States as rights of privacy.  What Texas has just done is to strip women and, with them, an entire society of privacy." Read the full article here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Please join ISHR in welcoming the 10th cohort of the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) fellows to Columbia University! Eleven fellows working on issues of collective memory, conflict prevention, documentation, enforced disappearances, historical legacies of enslavement, human rights and peace education, identity politics, indigenous issues, peacebuilding, and transitional justice are in the group this year.

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! 

Sunday, September 5, 2021

AHDA alumna Bonita Bennett and ISHR lecturer Louis Bickford are participating in the series of webinars ‘Curating Cultures of Memory’ under the World Art and Memory Museum project, funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung.