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Students present research at Seattle Human Rights Day event

D.C. Seminar participants

On December 7, the Seattle Human Rights Commission hosted Seattle Human Rights Day, a celebration of local organizations and individuals working to bring positive change to our community and the world.  The pre-program reception featured a poster display by 20 students of the Washington, D.C. Human Rights Seminar, who shared their research on topics, such as child labor in the West African cocoa industry, gender violence in India, and the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Book group provides space to engage with human rights issues

Diane Gillespie

This fall, IAS Professor Emeritus Diane Gillespie will facilitate a discussion of the book, However Long the Night, by Aimee Molloy.  However Long the Night  chronicles the work of Gillespie’s sister, Molly Melching, founder of the Senegal-based community development organization, Tostan.  Molloy’s account details Melching's beginnings at the University of Dakar and follows her journey of 40 years in Africa, where she became a social entrepreneur and voice for the rights of girls and women.  All are invited to attend ...

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IAS students featured in article on internships in state government

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A recent article in the Bothell Reporter highlights four IAS students who have begun working in public policy at the state level through IAS’s internship course, BIS 497, Political Internship in State Government:

Shelby Lubchuk (Media & Communication Studies)

Jared Mead (’14, Global Studies)

Aysha Raza (Law, Economics & Public Policy)

Claira Rolfson (’16, Law, Economics & Public Policy)

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