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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
Congratulations to Human Rights Minor Julian Bava ‘18  for receiving the International Public Service Fellowship, which provides one opportunity for a graduating senior to invest their talent, energy... Read More
Jessie Brunner presenting her research
Launch for the Results of the Study “Understanding the Landscape of Human Trafficking Data Collection in ASEAN and Promoting Government- and Civil Society-Led Promising Practices”  Jakarta, 29 March... Read More
Doron Dorfman
Doron Dorfman, the Lecturer who designed and taught HUMRTS 104: Introduction to Disability Studies and Disability Rights, was named one of the finest law school writers of 2018 by The Burton Awards... Read More
Radio show
The Handa Center’s Cambodia Program, represented by Lina Tay, appeared on local Radio FM 102 on February 1, 2018 to discuss the recently released report, ‘So We Can Know What Happened’: The... Read More
Mika Koch
Mika Koch ’19, a human biology major and human rights minor, was awarded the National Newman Civic Fellowship for her work in global health. Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne recommended her... Read More
Maya Lorey
Maya Lorey is a senior majoring in Human Biology with a minor in Human Rights. At Stanford, she designed a unique, interdisciplinary framework for her studies and focused on women’s health and rights... Read More
Caring for male and LGBTI sexual violence survivors: learning from local organisations Handa Center Research Fellow Sarah Chynoweth Forced Migration Review 57, Syrians in displacement, February 2018... Read More
Technology, Syria, and Human Rights: How a Tech - "Connected" Civil Society Might Hold Governments Accountable While the war in Syria has dragged on without resolution, one thing remains clear: there... Read More
With co-sponsorship by the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice and Center for South Asia, Stanford student Japsimran Kaur, ’18, spent her summer working with a team of... Read More
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Human Rights Minor Julian Bava, ’18, co-authored, “The American Service-Members' Protection Act: Pathways to and Constraints on U.S. Cooperation with the International Criminal Court” in Eyes on the... Read More
Summer fellow with mother in India
Sofia Singer ’19, received support from the Handa Center and Center for South Asia to spend last summer interning with Community Empowerment Lab in Uttar Pradesh, India. She presented the findings of... Read More
War ruins in Bosnia
Alina Utrata (‘17) recently published an article in northern slant, titled “Belfast is not Bosnia”, reflecting on her studies of conflict in Bosnia and Ireland. Utrata was the first student to... Read More
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On January 25, 2018 the Cambodia Programs of the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice, with generous support from the British Embassy in Phnom Penh and the East-West Center,... Read More
The Handa Center is excited to welcome a new research fellow, Adam Kochanski. Adam joined us after completing his PhD in Political Studies at the University of Ottawa in Canada, where he focused on... Read More
Karim Khan lecturing
Stanford Politics, a student run newsmagazine, interviewed Handa Center Annual Lecturer Karim Khan, QC about Islam and human rights.  The Q&A tackles the war on terror, Islam's reputation,... Read More