Outreach & Recognition

The Institute thrives on human connection and collaboration and has been able to spotlight its mission via guest lecturing, joint publications, media appearances and coverage, interdisciplinary board membership, and award recognition. The directors and staff are always eager to share their work, and would invite all interested organizations to contact the Institute to arrange for a lecture or workshop.

The directors have made presentations at:

  • SUNY Downstate Medical College
  • Albany Medical College
  • Harvard University
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • Amnesty International
  • UN Human Rights Council
  • Cornell University, Ithaca
  • McGill University, Montreal
  • Fort Orange Club, Albany
  • Asia Society, Bangladesh

The directors of the Institute have accepted the following awards:

  • The Citizen of the University Award of University at UAlbany in 2013 which recognizes outstanding contributions to the University
  • Humanitarian Award of Iranian American Medical Society
  • The World Health Organization/PAHO’s first Health and Human Rights award in December 2012
  • The Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights by the Global Health Council in June 2011