Thursday, May 4, 2023
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights congratulates the following human rights students who received departmental honors and prizes: 
Phi Beta Kappa Inductees 
Levin Guerra, Columbia College
Alexandra Kirk, Columbia College
Victoria Mueller, Columbia College
Undergraduate Human Rights Departmental Honors 
Haley Michelle Chung, Columbia College 
Victor Gout, General Studies
Thursday, May 4, 2023
On Thursday, April 27, 2023, ISHR hosted a celebratory event for its graduating students. Faculty, staff, returning and graduating students attended the event and enjoyed an evening celebrating the accomplishments of the graduating class. ISHR’s Executive Director, Joseph Slaughter, gave the opening remarks at the event followed by Gergana Halpern, Director of Education Programs. 
Thursday, May 4, 2023
ISHR celebrated the conclusion of the 2022-23 HRAP with a farewell lunch for the 10 advocates who completed the six-month program on May 1st. Columbia faculty and staff from the Morningside and Medical campuses, workshop instructors from human rights organizations and StoryCorps, representatives of donor organizations that support HRAP, and International House staff attended the farewell. On behalf of her fellow advocates in the cohort, Ana Maria Belique of the Dominican Republic thanked everyone for their support.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

SIPA alum Ana Cutter Patel returned to Columbia University in her new role as the US representative of Front Line Defenders (FLD), an international human rights organization founded in Dublin in 2001 with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Four of the advocates participating in the 2022-23 HRAP were chosen to participate in the International LGBTQI+ Activism Summit at Harvard University. The one-day summit included sessions with  Professors Timothy McCarthy, Marshall Ganz, Cornell Brooks, Matthias Risse, and Kathryn Sikkink on topics ranging from Transnational Activism Networks and the UN to  Speaking to People of Faith to Public Narratives.