Summer Sessions | Courses | Human Rights

Human Rights

Established in 1978, the ISHR at Columbia University is committed to providing excellent human rights education to Columbia students, fostering innovative interdisciplinary academic research, and offering its expertise in capacity building to human rights leaders, organizations, and universities around the world. Courses include active engagement with the world of human rights practitioners, and emphasize the connection between the study and practice of human rights.

Courses can be taken independently or as part of a four-course Certification of Professional Achievement in Human Rights.

Check the Directory of Classes for the most up-to-date course information.

Schedule and instructor information is posted for 2020. Please check back at a later time for updated 2021 course offerings.

Summer 2020 Session Information

  • Session 1 (D) courses are May 26 - July 2
  • Session 2 (Q) courses are  July 6 - August 14