Human Rights

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918 – 2013

"As a university long dedicated to human rights around the globe and civil rights here at home, we in the Columbia community feel acutely the loss of a true world leader like Nelson Mandela," said Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger.

A fresh look at the evidence used to convict and justify the execution of Carlos DeLuna more than 20 years ago reveals that there is more to his story than meets the eye:

Stéphane Hessel at the Sept. 27 event, sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française

Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Stéphane Hessel, a 93-year-old French Resistance leader who survived imprisonment in concentration camps to become an ambassador and human rights activist, came to Columbia on Sept.