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Student Eva Borgwardt
Stanford junior Eva Borgwardt, who has been a key contributor to the Handa Center's Virtual Tribunals initiative, recently won the Truman Scholarship for graduate studies. Only 62 students across... Read More
Speaker Brooke Axtell talk with moderator Steve Hoeschele
By Isabel Vasquez, Handa Center Student Assistant Brooke Axtell, founder of She is Rising, a healing community for women and girls overcoming gender violence and trafficking for sex, spoke to a... Read More
Daryn Reicherter in Fiji
Daryn Reicherter, MD, director of the Stanford's Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health (HRTMH) Program, was recently profiled in Stanford Medicine's blog, "Scope." The HRTMH Program is a joint,... Read More
by Isabel Vasquez, Handa Center student assistant David Morales, director of Strategic Litigation for Cristosal, a NGO working to advance human rights in Central America, spoke to a Stanford audience... Read More
Rafif Jouejati speaks while Nidal Bitari listens.
by Arman Kassam, Handa Center student assistant On Wednesday night, 65 members of the Stanford community gathered for a screening of 82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us. This documentary,... Read More
Handa Center research fellow Beth Van Schaack, JD
Handa Center Faculty Fellow Beth Van Schaack, a core collaborator in Stanford's Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health (HRTMH) Program, recently published a slate of articles on the US policy of... Read More
Stanford Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Program affiliates Ryan Matlow, Ph.D., and Daryn Reicherter, M.D., recently wrote a perspective piece in The New England Journal of Medicine on the... Read More
Alina Utrata '17 talks about her experiences at Stanford and abroad
Alina Utrata '17, one of the first Stanford students to graduate with a minor in Human Rights (HR), spoke to an audience of undergraduates about opportunities available through the Handa Center, as... Read More
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde, with Stanford University's Clinical Professor and Director of the Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Programme Dr Daryn Reicherter.
Dr. Daryn Reicherter, director of Stanford’s Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Program (HRTMH), recently contributed to a landmark court ruling on rape in Fiji. Program Director Dr. Reicherter... Read More
Handa Center research fellow Dr. Sarah Chynoweth
Handa Center Research Fellow Sarah Chynoweth recently published a report through the Women's Refugee Commission on sexual violence in the Rohingya refugee community. The volume, "'It’s Happening to... Read More
Ryan Matlow, PhD, an affiliate in Stanford’s Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Program
Ryan Matlow, an core affiliate of Stanford’s Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Program, spearheaded a letter to the Trump administration detailing the negative physical and mental health effects... Read More
Handa Center Research Fellow Natasha Dolby recently spoke to an audience at Stanford about the findings of her publication, Domestic Sex Trafficking of Children in Brazil. In her paper, she... Read More
Stanford summer fellows Kaylana Mueller-Hsia and Kyra Jasper in Jakarta with Faculty Director David Cohen.
From immigrants rights at the Mexico border to the right to asylum for refugees in Greece, Handa Center Summer Human Rights Fellows have scattered to seven cities across the globe in an effort to... Read More
Technology and human rights event
To encourage new curricular pathways, Stanford Global Studies (SGS) provides grants to support courses that creatively engage students in learning about global issues. Next year course innovation... Read More
This summer, 484 Stanford students are completing public service fellowships through the Cardinal Quarter program.
Every summer, hundreds of Stanford students leave the Farm to complete service fellowships through the Cardinal Quarter program. The initiative offers students the opportunity to participate in a... Read More
LIYANA film screening
The Stanford Daily captures the essence of LIYANA, the film screened by the Handa Center for the Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival on June 27, 2018. The full article is below or can be... Read More
Alexis Kallen
Human Rights Minor Alexis Kallen '18 received the 2018 Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education. The award is named after the late president of the Board of... Read More
Supreme Court
The Handa Center is pleased to announce a generous gift to advance research on the rule of law at Stanford University. The gift from Desierto & Desierto Law support an annual Rule of Law Fellow... Read More
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Building on previous research related to human trafficking prevalence in Southeast Asia, Handa Center Program Manager Jessie Brunner authored two new publications this Spring: Getting to Good Human... Read More
Congratulations to Human Rights Minor Ibrahim Bharmal ’18 on receiving the Stanford Alumni Association’s 2018 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding service to Stanford! This a well-deserved... Read More
Handa Center Faculty Fellow Beth Van Schaackis currently a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. During her fellowship, Van Schaack has... Read More
Desiree Desierto
Dr. Desiree Desierto, Handa Center Research Fellow, has two forthcoming publications: "Formal Models of the Political Resource Curse” in Economics of Governance, and "What Resource Curse? The Null... Read More
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Handa Center Research Fellow Sarah Chynoweth co-authored a correspondence in The Lancet titled, “Implementing sexual and reproductive health care in humanitarian crises.”   The correspondence states... Read More
Kofi Annan
The Handa Center was honored to join the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) to co-sponsor Kofi Annan, in Conversation with Francis Fukuyama, on May 1. The event can be... Read More
Paul Wise
Congratulations to Dr. Paul Wise, Handa Center Faculty Advisory Board Member, on his election to the Academy of Arts and Sciences!   Dr. Wise is one of nine Stanford faculty that have been elected... Read More