2015 Oak Human Rights Fellow Jodi Koberinski works alongside students to build puppets that help promote her work in food sovereignty.
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:
2015 Oak Fellow: Jodi Koberinski
2014 Oak Fellow: Clare Byarugaba
2013 Oak Fellows: Maung Maung Than & Mya Nandar Aung
2012 Oak Fellow: Zandile Nhlengetwa
2011 Oak Fellow: Fatima Burnad
2010 Oak Fellow: Jestina Mukoko
2009 Oak Fellow: Hadas Ziv
2008 Oak Fellow: Afsan Chowdhury
2007 Oak Fellow: Nancy Sanchez
2006 Oak Fellow: Joan Omaming Carling
2005 Oak Fellow: Dr. Frances Lovemore
2004 Oak Fellow: Chanthol Oung
2003 Oak Fellow: Raji Sourani
2002 Oak Fellow: Ushari Mahmud
2001 Oak Fellow: Sevdie Ahmeti
2000 Oak Fellow: Hector Hernan Mondragon Baez
1999 Oak Fellow: Didier Kamundu Batundi
1998 Oak Fellow: Zafaryab Ahmed