Human Rights Study at Columbia and SIPA

This following comes from the Columbia University publication, The Record:

December 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Across Columbia the teaching, research and advocacy of human rights is not a historical commemoration, but an active, growing and increasingly central organizing principle for a wide range of University programs inside and outside the classroom.

For the full article, please click here.

SIPA provides a fertile environment for the study of Human Rights.  To give you a taste of what is available here are some resources to look into.

First,  SIPA students have a Human Rights Working Group.  As stated on the Web site, the focus of the group is the following:

This committee is working to inject practical elements into the SIPA human rights education, such as by creating opportunities to do volunteer work with HR organizations in the city during the school year and by preparing field trips to human rights organizations in the area.

You can find out more information by clicking here.

Second, you can access several interviews on our Web site with faculty and students.  Click here for an interview with Elazar Barkin, co-director of the Human Rights Concentration at SIPA.

Our office also conducts interviews with students.  Madeline and Ling-chih are two of the students we interviewed last year.  Both concentrated in Human Rights while at SIPA.

For the interview with Madeline click here.

To access the interview with Ling-chih click here.

For more information on the curriculum of the Human Rights program at SIPA please see the curriculum page.