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Friday, September 16, 2016

Jay Aronson Publishes Washington Post Op-Ed on the Enduring Political Power of 9/11 Victims

Only 293 of the 2,753 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks in New York were recovered whole. The rest were painstakingly collected in 21,900 pieces, many just bone slivers or unrecognizable bits of flesh. MORE
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Center for Human Rights Science Adds Staff in Statistics, Media Analytics

Robin Mejia and Enrique Piracés will help advance the state of human rights documentation and build collaborations between scientists and human rights advocates. MORE
Sunday, September 11, 2016

CHRS Director Jay Aronson Assesses On-going Efforts to Memorialize World Trade Center Victims 15 Years After the Attacks in the New York Daily News

Today, the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, is a good time to pause to ask whether redevelopment efforts at the World Trade Center and the 9/11 memorial and museum have facilitated healing and honored the victims. One would be hard pressed to answer this question with an unqualified yes. MORE
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Who Owns the Dead?

In a new book, Jay D. Aronson details the reasons why a promise was made to identify all victims of the September 11th World Trade Center terrorist attack and why living up to the task has been so challenging. MORE
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Center for Human Rights Science Secures Over $1M for Video, Image Analysis

Smartphones and Internet access make it easier than ever to disseminate information. Ordinary citizens, victims of human rights abuses and participants in protests, armed conflicts and disaster situations can instantly share photos and videos with a global audience on social media. But what happens to that information once it is distributed? MORE
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Challenges of Documenting Casualties in the Syria Conflict

CHRS Research Fellows Megan Price and Patrick Ball published an article on the challenges of documenting casualties in the Syria conflict in the journal Significance MORE
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Human Rights Event Detection and Civil Unrest Prediction Papers

This work was supported by CHRS¹s grant from MacArthur Foundation.


Center for Human Rights Science Affiliates discuss their work at Joint Statistical Meeting in Boston, MA, August 4-7, 2014

Center for Human Rights Science Affiliates discuss their work at Joint Statistical Meeting in Boston, MA, August 4-7, 2014


Patrick Ball Honored as New ASA Fellow

Patrick Ball Honored as New ASA Fellow