Two Dual BA Graduates Win Human Rights Essay Competition

2020 Dual BA Program graduates, Noa Levy-Baron and Lucienne Marie Paradis, won the Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights Human Rights Essay competition.

June 01, 2020

Each year, Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights hosts a Human Rights Essay competition which aims to encourage and acknowledge students who have written academic papers that address issues related to human rights. 

Two of this year’s winners are students in the Dual BA Program: Noa Levy-Baron ‘20GS and Lucienne Marie Paradis ‘20GS. Levy-Baron was recognized for her essay titled “Art Therapy with Refugees: Overcoming Processes of Pathologization and Fostering Social Integration,” while Paradis was recognized for her essay titled “(Un)Dividing the Balkan City of Bridges: School Reform and Re-structuring in Post-Conflict Mostar as a Model of Positive Peace Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina.” 

Both Levy-Baron and Paradis have been influenced in their writing by their extra-curricular activities. During her time at Columbia, Levy-Baron founded the Human Rights Arts Festival at Columbia University. Paradis spent the summer of her junior year doing a program in Sarajevo and traveling around the region. 

Read more about the competition and this year’s winners: 2020 ISHR Essay Contest Winners