LGBT Discourse in Ukraine

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at Columbia for a talk with Olena Semenova, co-chair of the Ukrainian LGBT organization LIGA. Professor Tanya Domi (SIPA/Harriman) will moderate. Olena Semenova is the co-chair of the Ukrainian...

/ October 11, 2017

Short Films Screening: An evening of queer Italian media

The Queer Italia Network has the pleasure of presenting an evening of contemporary LGBTQ Italian short films. This night is a way for audiences to discover and enjoy films that break the boundaries of Italian mainstream LGBTQIA+ representation. Made by individuals or...

/ September 15, 2017

Analysis: Will Italian judges be the champions of LGBT rights?

While the Italian Parliament continues to pretend that same-sex families don’t exist in Italy, the courts may have a (partial) solution to the problem.

/ April 10, 2017

Festival Neue Literatur

Each year Festival Neue Literatur brings six of the most important emerging and established writers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to New York City, where they join celebrated U.S. writers in a series of conversations and readings. 2017 marks the eighth installment...

/ March 2, 2017

Review: Rainbow Republic lampoons Italian foot-dragging over LGBTQ rights

In his latest novel, Fabio Canino imagines a country set aside for minorities still stifled in his native Italy.

/ February 14, 2017
Anti-Pride protest

LGBTQ advocates face uphill battle in the Balkans

Although nondiscrimination laws are on the books, researchers say that they go unenforced.

/ February 13, 2017

Book presentation: Rainbow Republic

Book presentation of Rainbow Republic (2016, Mondadori), by Fabio Canino. Both the book and the presentation are in Italian. Cosa succederebbe se un giorno la Grecia, ridotta in ginocchio dal default economico, venisse progressivamente acquistata e occupata dalla comunità omosessuale globale? La risposta...

/ February 1, 2017

The Human Rights Situation of LGBT People in Armenia

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) at the Columbia Institute for the Study of Human Rights for a talk with Nvard Margaryan, Chairperson of PINK Armenia and participant in the Human Rights Advocates Program. The...

/ November 17, 2016

LGBT Rights in the Balkans in the Communist Era and Today

Please join the East Central European Center and SIPA Spectrum for a talk with Zvonimir Dobrović, LGBT rights activist and editor of An Oral History of Homosexuality in Croatia. Dr. Jasmin Mujanović (Friedrich Ebert Foundation) will discuss LGBT rights in...

/ September 26, 2016