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Stephanie Tice

MHR Student Supports Families Affected by Deportation

Stephanie Tice (MHR '21) is a second year Master of Human Rights student with a concentration in NGO leadership and management. Over the summer, Stephanie interned with the Minnesota Interfaith Coalition on Immigration where she was immersed in immigration advocacy by being able to connect with families impacted by deportation first hand. Read our interview with Stephanie below to hear about her experience.
Ta'Mara Hill

MHR Student Investigates Social Insurance Mechanisms in the United States

Ta'Mara Hill (MHR '21) is a second year Master of Human Rights student with a concentration in conflict and international security. This summer, Ta'Mara interned with the National Academy of Social Insurance where she had the opportunity to research U.S. social insurance systems, including through comparative analysis of U.S. health policies to other global health systems. Read our interview with Ta'mara below to hear about her experience.
Nkuli Shongwe

MHR Student Examines Protection Networks for Black Lives Matter Activists

Nonkululeko (Nkuli) Shongwe (MHR '21) is a second year Master of Human Rights student with a concentration in economic, cultural, and social justice. Over the summer, Nkuli worked with HRP Director Barbara Frey, Senior Fellow Janet Walsh, and other MHR students to develop a report in partnership with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR) on protection networks for human rights advocates. Nkuli's work focused primarily on networks for Black Lives Matter advocates in the United States. Read our interview with Nkuli below to hear about her experience.
Photo by Hunter Johnson.

Building a Human Rights Database: A View from the Ground

There are over 70,000 reported disappearances in Mexico since 2006. Most of these cases remain unsolved and very few have led to a conviction, as they are failed by a criminal justice system, and often characterized by silence, impunity and corruption. Take a look at how research team from the Observatory on Disappearances and Impunity in Mexico led by Human Rights Program Director Barbara Frey has worked to tackle this problem over the summer.
Paige McLain

MHR Student Researches New Techniques for Unarmed Civilian Protection

Paige McLain (MHR '21) is a second year Master of Human Rights student with a concentration in conflict and international security. Over the summer, Paige worked as a fellow for the Human Rights Lab where she had the opportunity to create a report for Nonviolent Peaceforce focused on unarmed civilian protection. We recently caught-up with Paige about her summer experience in the short interview below.

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