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    Lesley Bartlett, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Since January 2002, I have been a faculty member at Teachers College, Columbia University, and am currently on faculty in Programs in Anthropology and Education and Applied Anthropology. I am also affiliated with the Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, and with Mwenge University College of Education in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. My research examines a number of key issues in the [ ... ]

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    Jo Becker, M.A.

    Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Jo Becker is the advocacy director for Human Rights Watch's children's rights division, where she is responsible for the organization's global advocacy strategies on issues including child labor, children and armed conflict, juvenile justice, and violence against children. She is the founding chairperson of the international Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, which campaigned successfully for an international t [ ... ]

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    Neil G. Boothby, Ed.D.

    Allan Rosenfield Professor of Forced Migration and Health of Population and Family Health

    Dr. Neil Boothby is an internationally recognized expert and advocate for children affected by war and displacement. As a senior representative of UNICEF, UNHCR and Save the Children, he has worked for more than 20 years with children in crises in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. As director of the Program on Forced Migration and Health at the Mailman School, his research focuses on the psychosocial conseq [ ... ]

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    Rainer Braun, M.A.

    Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Rainer Braun co-teaches the course "Human Rights and Development Policy" at SIPA. His research interests are the political economy of human rights, labor rights, and corporate social accountability. Rainer works as a research analyst for GovernanceMetrics International (GMI), a ratings agency that compares the governance practices of publicly traded companies. He also serves as an adjunct professor at LIU's Uni [ ... ]

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    Dale Buscher, MSW

    Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Buscher is the Senior Director for Programs at the Women’s Refugee Commission and oversees the Commission’s research work on refugee livelihoods, refugees with disabilities, LGBT refugees, refugee youth, gender and gender-based violence. Prior to joining the Women’s Refugee Commission in 2005, Buscher consulted with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and wrote their handbook, Operational [ ... ]

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    Aldo Civico, Ph.D.

    Adjunct NECR Faculty

    Aldo Civico is a leading peace-building strategist and a conflict resolution expert. He is the founder and the director of the International Institute for Peace at Rutgers University, Newark. An anthropologist, he is currently assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rutgers University. In Italy he is the author of La Scelta (Piemme, 1993), the intellectual biography of Ennio Pintacuda, the m [ ... ]

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    Mary M. Cleveland, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Mary M. (Polly) Cleveland is an economist and long-time activist for social justice. She is the Executive Director of the Association for Georgist Studies (AGS), named for the great nineteenth-century American economist and reformer, Henry George. George attributed the persistence of poverty in the midst of economic growth to concentrated ownership of land and other natural resources. He advocated taxing the "rent&qu [ ... ]

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    Alwyn T. Cohall, M.D.

    Director, Harlem Health Promotion Center

    Dr. Alwyn Cohall is director of the Harlem Health Promotion Center, one of 33 national Prevention Research Centers established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to build bridges between academia and vulnerable communities. Dr. Cohall is board-certified in both pediatrics and adolescent medicine and has a private practice in adolescent health. Dr. Cohall serves as the director of Project Stay (Services to A [ ... ]

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    Claudia E. Cohen, Ph.D.

    Senior Lecturer in the Social-Organizational Program

    Claudia E. Cohen is a Senior Lecturer in the Social-Organizational Program at Teachers College and was Associate Director of the MD-ICCCR from 2008 to 2015. As a scholar-practitioner of conflict studies, her career has combined research, practice and teaching in a range of settings. Her most recent publications include a chapter in the upcoming 3rd edition of the Handbook of Conflict Resolution (Deutsch, Coleman & Ma [ ... ]

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    Peter T. Coleman, Ph.D.

    Director, Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

    Dr. Peter T. Coleman holds a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. He is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute and teaches courses in Conflict Resolution, Social Psychology, and Social Science Research. Dr. Coleman is Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation an [ ... ]

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    Alexander Cooley, PhD

    Professor, Department of Political Science, Barnard College

    Alexander Cooley is the Tow Professor for Distinguished Scholars and Practitioners in Political Science and the Chair of the Political Science Department at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York. Professor Cooley’s research examines how external actors have influenced the  political development and sovereignty of the former Soviet states, with a focus on Central Asia and the Caucasus. His latest [ ... ]

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    Danielle Coon,

    Associate Director

    Danielle Coon joined the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution as the Associate Director in September 2015. Danielle previously worked with a non-profit social service agency in New York City managing apartment buildings for low-income senior citizens and focused on housing issues in Ecuador with Habitat for Humanity through advocacy, education programs and by leading volunteer groups [ ... ]

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    Kalima DeSuze, M.S.W.

    Adjunct Lecturer of Social Work

    Kalima DeSuze possesses a diverse background of work and life experience and as a result, has developed many skills and strengths which she brings to her community organizing work. She is currently the Community Development Director at Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) where her chief responsibilities are to create, implement and evaluate innovative healing programs for women service members and veterans. A si [ ... ]

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    Morton Deutsch, Ph.D.

    Founder, Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

    Professor Deutsch, an eminent social psychologist, has been widely honored for his scientific contributions involving research on cooperation and competition, social justice, group dynamics, and conflict resolution. He has published extensively and is well known for his pioneering studies in intergroup relations, social conformity, and the social psychology of justice. His books include: Interracial Housing Theories [ ... ]

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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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    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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    Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH

    Chair, Department of Epidemiology

    Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, is a physician and an epidemiologist. Dr. Galea is interested in the social production of health of urban populations. His work explores innovative cells-to-society approaches to population health questions. His primary focus is on the causes of brain disorders, particularly common mood-anxiety disorders and substance abuse. He has long had a particular interest in the consequences of mass tra [ ... ]

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    Leymah Gbowee,

    Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice

    2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker, and women’s rights advocate. She is founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, founder of the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative, and co-founder and former executive director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A). She is also a founding member and former Liberia coordinator of Women in P [ ... ]

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    Stephanie V. Grepo,

    Director, Capacity Building - ISHR

    Stephanie V. Grepo leads the ISHR Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP), an annual training program for human rights activists from around the world. From 2000 to 2007, Ms. Grepo was seconded by the U.S. Department of State to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the world’s largest regional security organization. She organized elections and developed multi-ethnic experiential education p [ ... ]

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    Jesse Hardman,

    Part-time Lecturer of International and Public Affairs

    Jesse Hardman is a reporter, media developer, and journalism professor. He’s the creator and manager of the Listening Post, a community media engagement project based in New Orleans that uses cell phones and community based strategies to get and share information and news. Hardman also covers coastal issues and climate change for New Orleans Public Radio. He’s a contributor to NPR, Al Jazeera America, Le [ ... ]

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    Larry Heuer, Ph.D.

    Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Psychology

    Larry Heuer, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Psychology, joined the faculty of Barnard in 1990. He teaches courses such as "Psychology and Law," "Social Conflict" and "Statistics." He is affiliated with Barnard's Human Rights Studies Program. Professor Heuer's research centers on the psychology of procedural justice, and focuses specifically on questions about what leads people to think t [ ... ]

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    Clara Irazábal Zurita, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

    Clara Irazábal, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Urban Planning in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York. She received a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, and has two Masters in Architecture and Urban Design and Planning from the University of California at Berkeley and the Universidad Central de Venezuela, respectively. Ir [ ... ]

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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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    JoAnn Kamuf Ward, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    JoAnn Kamuf Ward is Counsel for the Human Rights Institute's Human Rights in the U.S. Project. Ms. Ward focuses on promoting the use of a human rights framework to address inequality and social injustice domestically. Her work includes developing strategies to strengthen federal and local mechanisms for monitoring and enforcing human rights as a member of the Human Rights at Home Campaign, as well as assisting with the In [ ... ]

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    Risa Kaufman, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Risa E. Kaufman is the executive director of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School and a Lecturer-in-Law.  Ms. Kaufman develops and advances international human rights norms and strategies in the United States through research, advocacy, network building, and training. Her advocacy and research focus on subnational implementation of human rights; access to justice; and economic, socia [ ... ]

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    Jacqueline M Klopp, Ph.D.

    Associate Research Scholar

    Jacqueline Klopp is an Associate Research Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University. Previously, she taught for many years at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University where she remains affiliated. Her research focuses at the intersection of sustainable land use, democratization, violence, displacement and corruption. Klopp is the author of articles for Afr [ ... ]

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    Cassie Landers, Ed.D.

    Assistant Professor of Population and Family Health

    Cassie Landers holds a Doctorate in Education, as well as a Master's in Public Health, both from Harvard University.  Since 1985, Dr. Landers has worked with UNICEF and other international agencies to promote policies and programs in support of young children and their families.  Over the past 20 years, she has provided technical assistance and support to child development programs in over 60 countries throughou [ ... ]

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    Ariella Lang, Ph.D.

    Director, Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Program

    Ariella Lang joined the Institute for the Study of Human Rights in May 2011. As director of the AHDA program, she oversees research and curricular development of activities relating to historical dialogue at the Institute. Historical dialogue is an emerging field of study that seeks to explore and address conflicting narratives about the past as part of the work of reconciliation and democracy promotion. To this end, Dr. [ ... ]

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    Dorchen A. Leidholdt, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    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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    Bruce G. Link, Ph.D.

    Professor of Epidemiology

    Dr. Bruce Link is a research scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute, in addition to his responsibilities at the Mailman School. Dr. Link's interests are centered on topics in psychiatric and social epidemiology. He has written on the connection between socioeconomic status and health, homelessness, violence, stigma, and discrimination. Currently he is conducting research aimed at understanding health disparitie [ ... ]

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    Susan Lob, M.S.W.

    Lecturer of Social Work

    Susan Lob currently teaches Introduction to Community Organizing at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Ms. Lob founded and for the last 9 years has directed the Voices of Women Organizing Project (VOW), an organization that brings together a diverse group of survivors of domestic violence from across the City to fight to ensure that battered women get the services they need and hold accountable the systems the [ ... ]

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    J. Paul Martin, Ph.D., Ph.L.

    Professor and Director of Human Rights Studies

    Professor Martin's professional experience has been built around his 29 years as executive director of Columbia's Center for the Study of Human Rights, of which he was a co-founder, along with Law and University Professor Louis Henkin. Prior to being executive director, and later simultaneously, he was director of the Earl Hall Center at Columbia University; lecturer in the School of International and Public Affairs; and [ ... ]

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    Gerald R. Martone,

    Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Gerald Martone is Director of Humanitarian Affairs at the International Rescue Committee's headquarters in New York, where he is involved in advocacy initiatives that influence policy and public support for people affected by political oppression, disasters, and violent conflict. Martone was previously Director of Emergency Response with the International Rescue Committee. In this capacity, he oversaw emergency assessmen [ ... ]

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    Shayoni Mitra, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Theatre

    Received her B.A. (2001) and M.A. (2003) in English from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and her M.A. (2004) and Ph.D. (2009) in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. She was the receipent of the Deena Burton Dissertation Research Award (May 2009), and a recipient of the Paulette Godard Summer Fellowship (2006). She recently published “Book Review: Sudipto Chatter [ ... ]

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    Nancy Northup, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    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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    Celia Oyler, Ph.D.

    Professor of Education

    Celia Oyler is a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University where she teaches courses in curriculum, teacher education, and elementary social studies methods. Celia taught in public schools for 15 years before getting her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For 10 of those 15 years she worked in inclusive classroom settings, teaching students with a wide range of social and intellectual skill leve [ ... ]

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    Ted Perlmutter, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

    Ted Perlmutter is a technology consultant and information systems architect. He is responsible for Web site coordination and database development, and has been involved in creation of the Religious Peacemaking Database project. Perlmutter’s research interests focus on how Internet technology can promote knowledge networks among political and social activists. Presently a visiting fellow at the Center for Europ [ ... ]

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    David L. Phillips,

    Director, Peace-building and Rights Program, Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR)

    David L. Phillips is currently Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Phillips has worked as a senior adviser to the United Nations Secretariat and as a foreign affairs expert and senior adviser to the U.S. Department of State. He has held positions as a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Center for Middle East Studies, [ ... ]

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    Jenik Radon, J.D.

    Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Jenik Radon is an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), leading capstone projects and teaching a course on energy, human rights and corporate responsibility.  He has been awarded for his teaching at SIPA and at Monterrey Tech in Mexico.  He has lectured in over 40 countries.  He was selected as a Fulbright Specialist (2012) at the Law School of Makerer [ ... ]

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    Edwin Rekosh, J.D.

    Lecturer in Law

    Mr. Edwin Rekosh is founder and Executive Director of PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law, an international NGO that connects with local partners to develop the institutions essential to rights-respecting societies. PILnet envisions a world where rule of law, as developed and supported within a wide variety of countries, delivers justice and protects human rights. PILnet connects with local partners t [ ... ]

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    Jonathan Rieder, Ph.D.

    Professor

    Jonathan Rieder joined the faculty of Barnard College in 1990 and chaired the department from 1990 through 2003. He previously taught at Yale University and Swarthmore College. In addition to his teaching in the Sociology Department, Professor Rieder is affiliated with Barnard's programs in American Studies, Jewish Studies, and Human Rights Studies. A member of the graduate faculty of Columbia University’s Sociology [ ... ]

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    Menachem Z. Rosensaft, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Menachem Z. Rosensaft, is General Counsel of the World Jewish Congress. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, and Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Syracuse University College of Law. Born on May 1, 1948 in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen-Belsen, the son of two survivors of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, he has long been a leader in Holocaust remembrance activities. On September 22, 2010, Preside [ ... ]

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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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    Dirk Salomons, Ph.D.

    Senior Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs

    Dirk Salomons is the director of the Program for Humanitarian Affairs at the School of International Public Affairs, Columbia University, where he also heads the International Organizations specialization. In his research as well as in teaching, Salomons focuses on the interaction between policy and management in humanitarian operations; he has a particular interest in the transition from relief to recovery in count [ ... ]

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    Felicity Scott, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Architecture

    Felicity D. Scott is assistant professor of architecture and director of the program in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture (CCCP) at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University. She is also a founding co-editor of Grey Room, a quarterly journal of architecture, art, media, and politics published quarterly by MIT Press since Fall 2000. Her work as an archit [ ... ]

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    Steven Shapiro,

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Steven R. Shapiro is the Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation's oldest and largest civil liberties organization. After graduating from Harvard Law School and spending one year as law clerk to Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Shapiro joined the New York Civil Liberties Union in 1976. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Human Rights First and t [ ... ]

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    Beth Silverman-Yam, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Beth Silverman-Yam, DSW, LCSW has been the Director of Clinical Programs at Sanctuary for Families since 1994 where she is responsible for crisis shelters, individual and group counseling, and advocacy services for adults and children who are victims of domestic violence. A social work clinician, program developer and administrator for more than 35 years, Dr. Silverman-Yam has served in leadership roles with the New [ ... ]

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    Dahlia Simangan,

    AC4 Visiting Scholar

    Dahlia is a visiting PhD student at AC4 from the Australian National University. Her dissertation is examining how United Nations transitional administrations in Cambodia, Kosovo, and East Timor incorporated local perspectives into their post-conflict rebuilding strategies. She focuses on four crucial areas according to the rebuilding component of the 2001 Responsibility to Protect (R2P) document: security, justice [ ... ]

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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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    Elsa Stamatopoulou, Ph.D.

    Director, Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights

    Elsa Stamatopoulou joined Columbia in 2011. Her arrival marked the completion of distinguished service at the United Nations (Vienna, Geneva and New York) with some 22 years dedicated to human rights. Indigenous issues were part of her portfolio since 1983 and she became the first Chief of the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in 2003. Last year she taught the first ever course a [ ... ]

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    Lindsay Stark, Dr.P.H.

    Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health

    Lindsay Stark is an Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health in Columbia University's Program on Forced Migration and Health. She has over a decade of experience leading applied research on protection of women and children in humanitarian settings. Dr. Stark's particular area of expertise is measuring sensitive and difficult-to-measure social phenomenon. Dr. Stark has led assessment and evaluatio [ ... ]

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    Susan P. Sturm, J.D.

    George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility

    Susan Sturm is the George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility and the founding director of the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School. She has published numerous articles, case studies and books on “the architecture of inclusion,” institutional change, transformative leadership, workplace equality, legal education, and inclusion and diversity in higher education [ ... ]

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    Derald W. Sue, Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychology and Education

    Derald Wing Sue is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College and the School of Social Work, Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and has served as a training faculty member with the Institute for Management Studies and the Columbia University Executive Training Programs. He was the Co-Founder and first President of [ ... ]

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    Tseliso Thipanyane, LL.B., LL.M.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Tseliso Thipanyane, B.Sc., LL.B., and LL.M., is the former chief executive officer of the South African Human Rights Commission and is currently an independent consultant on human rights, democracy and good governance. Thipanyane is a member of the advisory board of the Children Institute of the University of Cape Town in South Africa and a member of the advisory board of the Council for the Advancement of South Africa's [ ... ]

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    Sudhir Venkatesh, Ph.D.

    Williams B. Ransford Professor of Sociology

    Sudhir Venkatesh is William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology, and the Committee on Global Thought, at Columbia University in the City of New York. His most recent book is Gang Leader for a Day(Penguin Press). Gang Leader received a Best Book award from The Economist, and is currently being translated into Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German, Italian, Polish, French and Portuguese. His previous work, Off the Books: The Und [ ... ]

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    John Washburn,

    Adjunct Research Scholar, International Criminal Court Program (ISHR)

    John Washburn has had an extensive career in diplomacy and international governmental and non-governmental organizations. He was a director in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations between January 1988 and April 1993. Thereafter he was a director in the Department of Political Affairs at the United Nations until March 1994. He is currently Convener of the American Non-Governmental Organi [ ... ]

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    Michael G. Wessells, Ph.D.

    Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health

    Michael Wessells, PhD, is Professor at Columbia University in the Program on Forced Migration and Health. A long time psychosocial and child protection practitioner, he is former Co-Chair of the IASC Task Force on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. Recently, he was co-focal point on mental health and psychosocial support for the revision of the Sphere humanitarian standards. He has conduct [ ... ]

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    Liz Ševčenko,

    Director, Guantánamo Public Memory Project - ISHR

    Liz Ševčenko was Founding Director of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, a network of historic sites that foster public dialogue on pressing contemporary issues. Starting in 1999 as a meeting of nine sites under the auspices of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, under her leadership the Coalition grew to over 250 members in more than 40 countries; launched regional networks in Russia, Sout [ ... ]

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    Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4)

    The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) is a consortium for research, practice, and scholarship at Columbia University. We are part of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and are committed to advancing knowledge and best practices in the areas of conflict, violence, peace-building, and sustainable development from an interdisciplinary perspective. The consortium seeks to act as a coo [ ... ]

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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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    Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion (CDTR)

    The Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion (CDTR) conducts research and training on the interfaces of and tensions between religion, toleration, and democracy in the world. Located in the School of International and Public Affairs, CDTR examines the role of religion in world politics. Our overarching goals are to identify how tolerance between religious and secular actors can be better theorized, and [ ... ]

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    Center for Institutional and Social Change

    The Center engages in action-research projects with institutional, community, and student leadership involved in initiatives undertaken to advance full participation and public problem solving. Our collaborative projects and networks develop actionable knowledge, expand organizational capacities, support broader policy change, and increase collective impact. The Center helps individuals and institutions figure out what [ ... ]

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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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    Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD)

    The mission of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) is to engage in and foster education and research for the advancement of physically and socially sustainable cities. CSUD concentrates on understanding, articulating and disseminating information about the unique and important challenges and opportunities of urban development in low- and middle-income countries, as well as in its home community of Metropol [ ... ]

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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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    Center on Global Governance

    Founded in March 2003, the center’s initiatives flow naturally from Columbia Law School’s exceptionally rich curriculum relating to global law issues. Its activities, in turn, affect that curriculum. As part of its regular curriculum, the Law School offers what is perhaps the largest number of courses and seminars of any U.S. law school, focusing on the challenges emerging from transnational movement of [ ... ]

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    Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)

    The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is a leading applied research center and forum dedicated to the study, practice and discussion of sustainable international investment. Sustainable international investment (SII) is investment that maximizes economic, social and environmental benefits and minimizes risks for all [ ... ]

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    Columbia Population Research Center

    The Columbia Population Research Center integrates demographers, sociologists, political scientists, lawyers, economists, statisticians, historians, physicians, and social and public health workers. Together, our common aim is to promote the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. We approach these populations—poor men, women, children, and families; cross-border and rural-urban migrants; racial, ethnic, a [ ... ]

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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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    Forced Migration and Health, Program on

    Following the 1994 Rwandan genocide, leaders in the humanitarian community recognized an acute need for the training and professionalization of humanitarian aid workers to ensure more effective, informed, and consistent response to future crises. In response, the Mellon Foundation funded the establishment of Columbia University’s Program on Forced Migration and Health in 1998 to begin training the next generat [ ... ]

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    Institute for Religion, Culture, & Public Life (IRCPL)

    The resurgence of religion and, with it, religious and cultural intolerance and conflict are emerging as powerful forces in the new century. In order to address this unexpected and rapidly changing situation, the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life brings together scholars and students in religion, cultural anthropology, history, political science, economics, social psychology and other allied fields to sustai [ ... ]

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    Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy

    The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) is Columbia University's research institute dedicated to interdisciplinary social science. ISERP pioneers research, shapes public policy, and integrates knowledge and methods across the social sciences. To bring ideas into the world, ISERP supports researchers, faculty, students, and interdisciplinary social science research through research development, [ ... ]

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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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    Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

    The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) is an innovative center committed to developing knowledge and practice to promote constructive conflict resolution, effective cooperation, and social justice. We partner with individuals, groups, organizations, and communities to create tools and environments through which conflicts can be resolved constructively and just and peacef [ ... ]

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    Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR) - Master of Science

    Columbia’s master’s program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution that can be completed on a part- or full-time basis, combines theory and applied training to prepare students to develop practical models for negotiating and resolving disputes among parties with differing objectives and desires. This graduate program is part of a rich history of conflict resolution at Columbia University. The graduate program [ ... ]

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    Social Intervention Group

    The Social Intervention Group (SIG) is a multidisciplinary research center that works to design, test and disseminate effective interventions and health services to local, national, and international communities, which address the co-occurring problems of HIV, drug abuse, intimate partner violence and trauma among vulnerable populations. Since 1990, SIG has primarily focused on intervention and prevention research [ ... ]

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    Social Justice Initiatives Program

    The Social Justice Initiatives program manifests Columbia Law School's belief that public interest experience should be part of the professional life of every Columbia student and graduate. Social Justice Initiatives has primary responsibility for career services for Columbia Law School students and graduates interested in public interest, government, and legal volunteer work. We provide programming and individual advis [ ... ]

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    Sustainable Living Urban Model (SLUM) Lab

    A unique lab that works as a nomadic enterprise; bringing planners, architects, and students from all areas of the globe to converge and to work towards an understanding of the link between urban planning and poverty alleviation. Using Urban Think Tank, an already established architecture firm located in Caracas, Venezuela, as its catalyst, architects Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner are seeking to expand the rol [ ... ]

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    Teachers College Winter Roundtable Conference

    The Winter Roundtable is the longest running continuing professional education program in the United States devoted solely to cultural issues in psychology and education. The Winter Roundtable will continue its tradition of bringing together scholars, practitioners, researchers, social change agents and students interested in the intersections between race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and religiou [ ... ]

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    United Nations Studies Program (UNSP)

    The United Nations Studies Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) promotes teaching, training, and career development in the pursuit of multilateral solutions to global dilemmas. Under the direction of Elisabeth Lindenmayer, the Program brings together scholars and practitioners to address the main priorities of the UN – security, development, human ri [ ... ]