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D.C. Human Rights Seminar scholarship continues to change lives

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Since 1991, the Washington D.C. Human Rights Seminar has provided students with the opportunity to be a part of conversations around national and global policies. After two full-day workshops, they spend six days in Washington D.C. attending seminars and briefings with institutions and policy makers across the political spectrum. The most recent cohort travelled in September 2019, and 12 students received financial support through ...

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Seattle Human Rights Day features student research and Abigail Echo-Hawk

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For several years, students of the Washington D.C. Human Rights Seminar have participated in Seattle Human Rights Day by presenting their human rights research at the pre-program reception. The 2019 event was particularly special, as Abigail Echo-Hawk, both an IAS and D.C. Seminar alum, was a featured speaker in the main program, “Amplifying Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples’ Voices.”

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Shibuki Hanai discusses his Public Management Fellowship with City of Hillsboro

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IAS alum Shibuki Hanai (‘14, ’18) has been serving as a Public Management Fellow for the City of Hillsboro, Oregon since July. This fellowship is designed for emerging leaders with a strong commitment to public service and provides a breadth of experience in local government. Hanai talked with IAS News about his motivations to seek the fellowship and how his interdisciplinary education prepared him for this experience.

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Morgan Mentzer advances queer and trans rights

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Morgan Mentzer is co-founder and executive director of Lavender Rights Project, whose mission is to advance a “more just and equitable society by providing low-cost civil legal services and community programming centered in values of social justice for trans and queer low-income people and other marginalized communities.” Last spring Mentzer and Lavender Rights Project (LRP) collaborated with students in Julie Shayne’s “Histories and Movements of Gender and Sexuality” course to chronicle the organization’s history as part of the ...

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Crystal Nelson recognized as member of the Husky 100

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Each year, the UW recognizes 100 exemplary students through the Husky 100. IAS student Crystal Nelson has received this honor and is channeling her education and life experience into a law career.

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