Oral Histories/Papers/News Stories/Other Accounts About Cohen’s Work


Department of State, Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST), Library of Congress (98 pages) (https://adst.org/OH%20TOCs/Cohen-Roberta.pdf)

Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST), “A ‘Typical Roberta Cohen Operation’ — Establishing USIA Programs in Addis Ababa,” March 2021 (https://adst.org/2021/03/a-typical-roberta-cohen-operation-establishing-usia-programs-in-addis-ababa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-typical-roberta-cohen-operation-establishing-usia-programs-in-addis-ababa)

Johns Hopkins SAIS Alumni Oral History (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OLoKBPjYa8)


Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscripts Library — https://archives.lib.duke.edu/catalog/cohenroberta

Oxford University Bodleian Library — (as part of IDP Collection) — https://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/files/about/rscannualreport2016-17.pdf


Roberta Cohen, “Developing an International System for Internally Displaced Persons,” International Studies Perspectives, 7, Issue 2, May 2006

Roberta Cohen, “Conspiracy or Cockup,” Index on Censorship, 1992  (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03064229208535448)

Also —

Roberta Cohen, Essay, Barnard College 50 Years Later: The Amazing Journeys of the Barnard College Class of 1960, June 2010 (https://robertcohenhumanrights.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/barnard-essay-2010.doc)

Roberta Cohen, Remarks at Johns Hopkins SAIS Special Alumni Seminar on My Career, November 2013 (https://robertcohenhumanrights.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/stsais-2013.docx)


Internally Displaced Persons

“Brookings Senior Fellow Roberta Cohen Receives Award for ‘Exemplary Writing on Foreign Affairs and Diplomacy,'” in particular on refugees and internally displaced persons, Brookings Press Release, November 12, 2002 (https://www.brookings.edu/news-releases/brookings-senior-fellow-roberta-cohen-receives-award-for-exemplary-writing-on-foreign-affairs-and-diplomacy/)

Oxford University/Brookings Institution, Forced Migration Review special issue “in commemoration of the work of Roberta Cohen” — “Putting IDPs on the map: achievements and challenges,” Oxford University/Brookings, December 2006  (http://www.fmreview.org/sites/fmr/files/FMRdownloads/en/FMRpdfs/BrookingsSpecial/full.pdf)

Brookings Vice President Martin Indyk at the closure of IDP Project, 26 June 2015

David A. Korn, Exodus Within Borders, Brookings 1998 (https://www.brookings.edu/book/exodus-within-borders/)

Thomas G. Weiss and David A. Korn, Internal Displacement: Conceptualization and its Consequences, Routledge, 2006 (https://www.routledge.com/Internal-Displacement-Conceptualization-and-its-Consequences/Weiss-Korn/p/book/9780415770798)

The SAIS Observer, 2014 (https://saisobserver.org/2014/04/07/50-years-pursuing-human-rights/)

Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre Annual Report 2016-2017, announcing acquisition of the Brookings Project archive on IDPs, 2017, p. 23 (https://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/files/about/rscannualreport2016-17.pdf)

Johns Hopkins SAIS Magazine, “Creating Ideas Ahead of Their Time,” Winter 2018, p. 55 (http://mediahost.sais-jhu.edu/~saismedia/media/web/site/flip/sais-magazine-winter-2018/)

The Power of Ideas, Vol. II, The University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards, Ideas Improving World Order, pp. 167-172, 2008 (http://grawemeyer.org/2005-francis-deng-and-roberta-cohen/)

Human Rights

New York Times, “Human Rights Groups are Riding a Wave of Popularity,” featuring Cohen and other leading human rights advocates, New York Times, February 28 1977 (https://robertcohenhumanrights.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/nyt-article.pdf)

“The International League for Human Rights: The Strategy of a Human Rights NGO,” Laurie S. Wiseberg and Harry M. Scoble, 7 Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1977 (https://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2142&context=gjicl)

William Korey, NGOs and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, St. Martin’s Press, 1998, see Index for Roberta Cohen (https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9780312238865)

Bertrand Ramcharan, The Advent of Universal Protection of Human Rights, , Springer, 2018, p. 81 (https://books.google.com/books?id=iGF7DwAAQBAJ&pg=PA81&lpg=PA81&dq=roberta+cohen+disappeared+in+argentina&source=bl&ots=_0wggEyk5d&sig=ACfU3U1Xeqaa8Yo89GWqr977Z5Nb_IjULA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiZ0vy7o83hAhXjwVkKHSduBZIQ6AEwEHoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=roberta%20cohen%20disappeared%20in%20argentina&f=false)

Barnard Magazine, Alumnae Profiles: Respecting Human Rights, Roberta Cohen, Winter 1999

Barnard Magazine, Alumna in Action, Roberta Cohen, July 2005, Distinguished Alumna Award (https://robertcohenhumanrights.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/cohen-barnard-2005.pdf)

North Korea

One Free Korea, “Roberta Cohen at 38 North: A Serious Human Rights Negotiation with North Korea” (https://freekorea.us/2017/20/08/roberta-cohen-at-38-north-a-serious-human-rights-negotiation-with-north-korea/)

Radio Free Asia, “Northeast Asia Multilateral Security Consultation System Should be Established to Discuss Human Rights in North Korea,” February 15, 2007 (https://www.rfa.org/korean/in_focus/asian_version_helsinki_accord-20070215.html)

Roberta Cohen Radio Free Asia Picture

이같은 방안은 지난 13일 미국의 민간 연구기관인 브루킹스 연구소와 한미경제연구소가 공동으로 주최한 미국의 인권정책에 관한 토론회에서 제기됐습니다. 국제난민연구사업에 관여하고 있는 부르킹스의 로베르타 코헨 선임연구원은 특히 인권은 안보, 정치, 경제 등과 함께 논의될 수 있는 문제라고 지적했습니다. 그러면서, 지난 70년대 헬싱키 접근법과 유사한, 동북아시아 다자안보협의체제(multi-lateral security framework) 만들어야 한다고 주장했습니다. Roberta: (It’s a multi-lateral frame work securing cooperation in North East Asia. The idea is to enlarge the agenda…)

The Peterson Institute (PIIE) blog, by Stephan Haggard, January 22, 2013, on “Roberta Cohen on North Korean Human Rights at the UN,” January 22, 2013 (https://www.piie.com/blogs/north-korea-witness-transformation/roberta-cohen-north-korean-human-rights-un)


“The Pink Cadillac,” Barnard Magazine, Spring 2004 (https://robertcohenhumanrights.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/pink-cadillac1-2015_05_09-20_30_50-utc1.pdf), reprinted in Voices from the Cosmos, Cosmos Club, Vol. 1, 2021

A homage to my Brookings colleague and former professor Hal Sonnenfeldt,” Brookings Institution, October 17, 2019 (brookings.edu/…a-homage-to-my-brookings-colleague-hal- sonnenfeldt)

“Two Reunions with My Russian Family,” Passages, HIAS, Spring 2008 (https://robertcohenhumanrights.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/arthiasrevised2.pdf)

Commencement Address, International Community School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 14, 1985 (https://robertcohenhumanrights.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/duke-commencement-address-aa-1985-13.docx