The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights was established in 1998 by a generous grant from the Oak Foundation. Each year, it hosts an Oak Human Rights Fellow to teach and conduct research while residing at the College. The Institute organizes lectures and other events centered around the fellow’s area of expertise.
The Oak Institute has hosted fellows from all over the world including Zimbabwe, the Philippines, Israel, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Each fellow brings a different aspect on human rights and contributes greatly to students’ understanding of major human rights issues around the world.
Read more about each Oak Fellow: