Rehana Hashmi, Activist in Residence, Department of Law and Legal Studies. Photo by Fangliang Xu.

The Department of Law and Legal Studies is proud to announce the launch of the Activist in Residence (Air) Program.

The AiR Program is an initiative to host a human rights activist in the Department of Law and Legal Studies each year. The AiR Program is designed to recognize the important role activists play in advancing the goals of protecting and fostering human rights.  The program provides an intellectual home for a human rights activist, while also providing our students and faculty members the opportunity to learn from someone with on the ground experience fighting to protect human rights.

Rehana Hashmi, the program’s inaugural Activist in Residence, was recently interviewed about her journey as an activist for women and human rights in Pakistan, her work supporting human rights activists, and the AiR program. You can read about Hashmi’s journey here: Activist in Residence: Woman Human Rights Defender.

The AiR Program is also launching an Activist in Residence Interview Series. In this interview series, Hashmi interviews leading human right activists from around the world. You can view the first two videos in this series on our Activist in Residence Program page. Additional interviews will be released over the coming months.

Read more about Rehana Hashmi.

Read more about the Activist in Residence Program.