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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, November 1, 2021

The Massive Open Online Course on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights prepared by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights just completed one year of life (November 2020 to October 2021). The course was created in collaboration with Indigenous experts from around the world as well as Columbia’s CTL team.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Join ISHR in welcoming the 2021-22 HRAP cohort to Columbia University! Twelve advocates working on issues including LGBTQI+ rights, indigenous peoples’ rights, youth development, capacity building, and disability rights will spend the fall semester online attending skill-based workshops, making presentations about their work and networking. In the spring, they will join us on campus for the continuation of HRAP which at that time will include participating in academic courses and further engagement with Columbia University and the human rights community in NYC and DC.

Friday, October 8, 2021
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race are glad to inform you that we are now accepting applications for the 2022 International Summer Program on Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Policy (ISSP). This program also enjoys the cooperation of the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and the University of British Columbia (Canada).
by Elsa Stamatopoulou*
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

We are very glad that Columbia now celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The University has 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