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2014 Human Rights Institute Funding Recipients

BY Johanna Debari


HRI Internship Placements, Summer 2014:

As the undergraduate human rights program at the University of Connecticut continues to expand, we are rapidly developing internship opportunities for our students at domestic and international human rights organizations. The recipients of these internships are also awarded a stipend to help offset the costs associated with the opportunity.

Kathleen ConnellyWITNESS, New York NY
Class of 2016, Communications & Human Rights

Joseph PaquetteSocial Accountability International, New York, NY
Class of 2014, Political Science, with a minor in Human Rights and History

Andrew Oravecz -Freedom House, Washington, D.C.
Class of 2015, Political Science & Human Rights

Christopher Gelino – Women’s Refugee Commission, New York, NY
Class of 2014, Political Science & Human Rights

Robert Anderson – Bangalore Mediation Centre, Bangalore, India
Class of 2015, International Development & Human Rights

Christiane Rosenbaum – Bangalore Mediation Centre, Bangalore, India
Class of 2015, UConn School of Law, LLM

Jonathan Sykes – International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, – Office of the Prosecutor, The Netherlands
Class of 2014, Political Science & Human Rights

These internships are made possible through the generous support of the Alan B. Slikfa Foundation, the Marsha Lilien Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights, the Northeast Utilities Chair in Business Ethics, the Richard Goldstone Fellowship, and Victor Schachter ’64 Rule of Law Award.

HRI Undergraduate Internship Award:

These awards support outstanding undergraduates with a minor or major in Human Rights who are completing an internship at a domestic or international human rights organization.

Daniela Aguila, Safe Passage, New York, NY
Class of 2015, Political Science with a minor in Human Rights and Latin American Studies

Emily Seyle, American Red Cross in New York, NY
Class of 2015, Economics & Human Rights

Philip Menard, Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, Anman, Jordan
Class of 2015, Political Science with minors in Human Rights and English

Supported by the Marsha Lilien Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights and the Human Rights Institute Internship Fund.

Human Rights Undergraduate Scholarships:

Robert Anderson, Alan B. Slifka Foundation Scholarship
Class of 2015, International Development & Human Rights

Romanna Romaniv, Alan B. Slifka Foundation Scholarship
Class of 2017 Management-International Business, with a minor in Human Rights

Patrick Hannon, Mark S. Rudy Scholarship
Class of 2015, Political Science & Human Rights

Marissa Schlemmer, Mark S. Rudy Scholarship
Class of 2015, Political Science & Human Rights

Mary Mackie, Richard P. Hiskes Award for Outstanding Commitment to Human Rights
Class of 2014, Political Science & Human Rights

Human Rights Institute Faculty Fellowship:

The Human Rights Institute Fellowship provides a two course remission over one academic semester. The aim of the fellowship is to support and promote faculty research projects on human rights and to facilitate the writing of external grant proposals.

Elizabeth Holzer, Assistant Professor, Departments of Sociology and Human Rights
“Forecasting Cooperation under Uncertainty: A Multidisciplinary Study of Human Rights and Science in Ethiopia”

Supported by the Gladstein Chair in Human Rights

Human Rights Institute Faculty Research Funds:

This funding is to support and promote research projects on human rights related questions.

Manisha Desai, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology
“From Mathura to Nirbhaya: Mapping the Changing Dynamics of Activism Opposing Violence Against Women in India”

Elizabeth Holzer, Assistant Professor, Departments of Sociology and Human Rights
“Compassion for Rebels”

Sarah Willen, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
“When the U.S. Government calls Health a Human Right: Responses to the CDC Museum’s ‘Health is a Human Right’ Exhibition”

Supported by the Gladstein Chair in Human Rights

Human Rights Graduate Fellowship:

In an effort to support graduate student dissertations with a human rights focus at the University of Connecticut, the Human Rights Institute will be funding a $5,000 dissertation fellowship for the summer of 2014.

Nicole White, Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, German section
“Horizons of Difference: Polyphonous Intercultural Literature from Germany”

Supported by the Alan B. Slifka Foundation

Human Rights Graduate Research Funding:

The objective of this funding is to support and promote research projects on human rights related questions. The funding competition is open to all masters and doctoral students in all disciplines from Storrs and the regional campuses. Awards are in the range of $2,000 per project.

Nicole White, Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, German section
“Horizons of Difference: Polyphonous Intercultural Literature from Germany”

Kamryn Warren, Department of Sociology
“Transnational Networks in the International Refugee Protection Regime”

Jordan Kiper, Department of Anthropology
“Cultural Crises and Collective Violence: An Ethnographic Study of Serbian Veterans of the Yugoslav Wars”

Angelina Reif, School of Law
“The Making of the Human Right to Adequate Food”

Zareen Thomas, Department of Anthropology
“Youth Media Production in Bogota, Colombia”

Melissa Kerr Chiovenda, Department of Anthropology
“Hazara Identity and Marginality: The intersection of Historical Indigeneity and Contemporary Universals”

Supported by the Gladstein Chair in Human Rights

Human Rights Programming Funding:

Gary English, Dramatic Arts
The Connecticut Repertory Theatre Production of Olives and Blood

Suzy Killmister, Philosophy and Human Rights
Injustice League Workshop on Dominating Speech

Bryan Stenson, University of Connecticut Health Center
IMPAX Global Health and Human Rights Film Series