Gulika Reddy is a human rights advocate, and the Director of the International Human Rights Clinic. Reddy has conducted human rights advocacy around the world, including in India, Kashmir, Yemen, the Central African Republic, and Papua New Guinea. Her work has focused on inequality, discrimination, armed conflict, peacebuilding, and the role of education in unlearning bias and fostering inclusion. Her academic research interests include critical perspectives on human rights, decolonial and anti-racist pedagogy, and the intersection between human rights and peacebuilding.
Most recently, Reddy was the Acting Director of the Human Rights Clinic and Co-Executive Director of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School. Before joining Columbia Law School, Reddy worked with lawyers, non-profits, and academic institutions in India to prevent and respond to identity-based discrimination through litigation, legislative reform, grassroots activism, and public education. She is the Founder & Director of Schools of Equality, a non-profit organization in India that runs activity-based programs in schools with the aim to shift social attitudes that perpetuate gender-based violence and other forms of identity-based discrimination.
Reddy received an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was a Dubin Leadership Fellow, and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Human Rights Fellow. In 2016, Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute awarded her a Commendation for Leadership and Commitment in Human Rights, the World Economic Forum named her one of the Davos 50, and she was invited to attend their 2016 Annual Meeting in Davos. Reddy was also awarded the TalentNomics Global Emerging Game-Changer award for exemplary dedication to the empowerment of women and girls.