Assistant Professor Hassan Abdel Salam explores the relationship between Islamic law and how it interacts with human rights in his research for the Institute of Global Studies. Abdel Salam hopes to discover how Islamic clerics conceptualize human rights, how everyday Muslims express their devotion, and how Islamophobia is produced in the United States and the world as a whole.
Christie Nicoson graduated in 2013 from the University of Minnesota with a global studies major. Since then she has been developing her professional skills and working toward a master’s degree in climate change, peace and conflict while studying at Uppsala University in Sweden.
The Global Studies Student Advisory Board is a student-run community outreach organization that was founded just last year. Kate Denney and Roman Yannish, among several other founders, created this group to provide an opportunity for students who were eager to participate in local activism and to welcome new global studies students to the program.
Having served as director of the Human Rights Program since 2001, Barbara Frey is heavily involved in engaging students and researchers with real-world human rights issues happening in the United States and countries around the world.
During her time in CLA, international relations alumna Mary Hamel was fascinated by her experiences in intercultural communications. She says, "For me these experiences were life changing, and many years later continue to inform how I view the world."