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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

1996 Advocate TJ Kaguri spoke to current HRAP participants as well as HRAP alumni about his 20-year journey educating HIV/AIDS orphans in southwestern Uganda through the organization he founded, Nyaka.  Kaguri has built two primary schools and one secondary and vocational school. Nyaka's programming has impacted more than 60,000 children.  

By Elsa Stamatopoulou
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Deb Haaland is the first Native American to ever be nominated as head of a US Department. What is the broader framework that will help us appreciate the significance of this nomination?
Deb Haaland is from New Mexico, from the Laguna Pueblo and Jemes Peoples. She is a jurist and has worked in the administration of the Laguna Pueblo as well as in the Democratic Party. She was first elected to Congress in 2018. (1)
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights condemns the recent coup and widespread imprisonment of civilians and officials by the Tatmadaw. ISHR has been engaged in various human rights capacity-building efforts in Myanmar for a decade and has run a University Human Rights Education project in collaboration with Myanmar law schools and local civil society organizations for 6 years.

12 February-7 May 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program) and the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (IIWF/FIMI) will hold the Seminar Series as part of FIMI’s Global Leadership School of Indigenous Women, Program on Human Rights and International Advocacy Skills. These seminars have been held at Columbia since 2013. The Seminar Series will be conducted remote in 2021. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Anoush Baghdassarian, M.A. in human rights alumna, is currently working on a number of justice efforts for the Armenian population of the Republic of Artsakh.