The Program on Peace-building and Human Rights is an applied research endeavor taking a comprehensive approach to peace-building through humanitarian assistance, human rights, and political participation. The Program operates in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iraq, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Syria, Sudan and South Sudan. Activities involve dialogue initiatives, educational exchanges and curriculum reforms that reduce hostile perceptions. We also promote cross-border economic interaction, creating networks to prevent conflict and provide economic and social benefits. The Program links theory and practice, engaging Columbia faculty and serving as a resource for students and the broader Columbia community.
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ISHR hosts Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar Member of Parliament and Nobel Peace Laureate (September 2013) (Photo by Eileen Barroso).
David Phillips presenting at the 10 – Year Implementation Review of the Ohrid Framework Agreement.
Danielle Goldberg with members of the Darfur Development Advisory Group.
Danielle Goldberg with participants from the Training of Trainers on Columbia’s Curriculum on Social Harmony and Conflict Resolution at the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
David Phillips meets with women’s groups in Banda Aceh, Indonesia to discuss civil society dialogue on development and environmental conservation (January 2014).