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    John M. Broughton, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Psychology and Education

    John Broughton is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Education within the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College.  He was the co-founder of the Film and Education Research Center with Kelvin Shawn Sealey.  Professor Broughton's scholary interests include: Cultural Studies, trauma, violence, illness/disability, masculinity, military technologies, youth subcultures, and cinema as educator.&nb [ ... ]

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    Tanya L. Domi, M.A.

    Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Tanya L. Domi is the Senior Public Affairs Officer for International Affairs, Economics and Politics at Columbia University's Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Prior to joining Columbia's public affairs staff in 2006, she worked internationally for more than a decade on issues related to democratic transitional development, including political and media development, gender issues, sex trafficking, human rights [ ... ]

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    Therese McGinn, Dr.P.H.

    Director, RAISE Initiative

    Therese McGinn, Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, is principal investigator of the Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative. Previously and also at the Mailman School, she served as deputy director of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program (AMDD) and as principal investigator of [ ... ]

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    Nancy Northup, J.D.


    Nancy Northup is the President of the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global human rights organization that uses constitutional and international law to secure women's reproductive freedom. The Center has won groundbreaking cases before federal and state courts, U.N. committees, and regional human rights bodies, such as the European Court of Human Rights. Working at the state, national, and international levels, the Cen [ ... ]

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    Maya Sabatello, Ph.D., LL.B.

    Director, Disability Rights in Society Program, Institute for the Study of Human Rights

    Maya Sabatello is the Director of the Disability Rights in Society Program at Columbia's Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Maya holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California and an LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was appointed a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics (2011-12) at Harvard University’s Medical School. Maya has litigated cases of medical neglig [ ... ]

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    Marni Sommer, Dr.PH.

    Director of SMS Global Health Track, Sociomedical Sciences

    Marni Sommer, DrPH, MSN, RN, has worked in global health and development on issues ranging from improving access to essential medicines to humanitarian relief in conflict settings. Dr. Sommer's particular areas of expertise include conducting participatory research with adolescents, understanding and promoting healthy transitions to adulthood, the intersection of public health and education, gender and sexual heal [ ... ]

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    Dorchen A. Leidholdt, J.D.


    Dorchen has been an activist and leader in the feminist movement against violence against women since the mid-1970’s, counseling and advocating for rape victims, organizing against the media’s promotion of violence against women, serving on the legal team for the plaintiff in a precedent-setting sexual harassment case, and representing hundreds of women victimized by practices of violence against women, includ [ ... ]

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    Kristina Eberbach,

    Director, Education - ISHR

    Kristina Eberbach is the director of ISHR's human rights education programs, which include the Human Rights Studies M.A. program, an undergraduate human rights major and concentration, and a human rights summer certificate. She developed and teaches an introductory human rights summer workshop and has lectured on topics including transitional justice, human rights education, international humanitarian law, and women [ ... ]

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    Nabila El-Bassel, D.S.W.

    Willma and Albert Musher Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Nabila El-Bassel provides significant national and international leadership to the global health agenda. Dr. El-Bassel is a Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Director of the Social Intervention Group (SIG), which was established in 1990 as a multi-disciplinary center focusing on developing and testing effective prevention and intervention approaches and disseminating them to local, nationa [ ... ]

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    Janet Jakobsen, Ph.D.

    Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

    Janet R. Jakobsen is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Center for Research on Women at Barnard College, where she has also served as Dean for Faculty Diversity and Development.  She studies ethics and public policy with a particular focus on social movements related to religion, gender and sexuality.  She teaches courses on social ethics, feminist theory, [ ... ]

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    Karestan C. Koenen, Ph.D.

    Director, Psychiatric-Neurological Epidemiology Cluster

    Karestan Chase Koenen, M.A., Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and epidemiologist who uses a developmental approach to examine the interplay of genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of stress-related mental disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. She has published over 150 scientific papers and co-authored several books including Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse: Psychoth [ ... ]

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    Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies

    Established in 2011, the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School will serve as a global focal point for the development, articulation, and application of intersectionality as both a theoretical framework and a cogent practice in law, human rights, and social justice advocacy. The first such center of its kind, its research projects and initiatives will bring together scholars and [ ... ]

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    Committee on Global Thought

    The Committee on Global Thought explores global modernity from an innovative, interdisciplinary perspective, and is designed to reconceptualize the theories and methodologies required to confront the challenges stemming from globalization. Chaired by Nobel Laureate University Professor Joseph Stiglitz and Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, the Committee empirically specifies, investigates, and theo [ ... ]

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    Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference (CCASD)

    The Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference at Columbia University is an advanced study center that promotes innovative interdisciplinary scholarship on the role of gender, sexuality, ethnicity and race in global dynamics of power and inequality. Working together with colleagues from universities and research centers around the world, CCASD Fellows and faculty challenge the disciplinary divides among the hum [ ... ]

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    Institute for Women, Religion and Globalization

    Today, when women hold an unprecedented opportunity to influence economic development, conflict resolution, peace-building, health conditions and environmental justice across the globe, there is a clear imperative to better understand the role of women religious practitioners as significant political agents on the global stage. The Institute explores the relationship between women religious practitioners and political, ec [ ... ]

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    Barnard Center for Research on Women

    Since its founding in 1971, the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) has been at the very forefront of feminist action and scholarship. BCRW promotes women’s and social justice issues in the local spheres of the Barnard College community and academic and activist networks in New York City, as well as having a voice in national and transnational feminist organizing and research. We are a well-recognized nexus [ ... ]

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    Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR)

    The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) is committed to its three core goals of 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. ISHR’s emphases on interdisciplinarity, engagement, and globalism draw from and [ ... ]

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    Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE)

    The Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) at Columbia University cultivates public intelligence concerning socially and culturally vital ideas that can be advanced by research, education and conversation at the interdisciplinary seams that the social sciences share with the humanities, the sciences and one another. INCITE launched in October 2012 and runs the research, education, and trainin [ ... ]