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Sachal Jacob

MHR Alum Studies Intersections of Terrorism and Human Rights

Join us in celebrating the achievements of Master of Human Rights Program alum Sachal Jacob (MHR '19)! Having graduated with a concentration in International Conflict and Security, Sachal is now pursuing a doctoral degree in Political Science at Georgia State University and works as a fellow with the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Initiative. Learn more about Sachal’s current endeavors below.
Zoe Martens

Welcome the MHR Class of 2022: Zoe Martens

Welcome Zoe Martens to the Master’s of Human Rights class of 2022! Originally from Minneapolis, Zoe has spent time in Mexico both as a Fulbright recipient and doing legal advocacy work with migrants seeking asylum in Mexico. Zoe is excited to deepen her knowledge on and experience with migration and human rights advocacy work at the University of Minnesota. To learn more about Zoe, continue reading below!
Christopher Grathwol

MHR Student Assists in the Advancement of Unarmed Civilian Protection

Christopher Grathwol (MHR '21) is a second-year Master of Human Rights Student with a concentration in conflict and international security with a regional studies focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Over the summer, Christopher worked with Nonviolent Peaceforce assisting with multiple projects focused on unarmed civilian protection. To learn more about Christopher's experience, read our interview below!
Samiira Husein

Welcome the MHR Class of 2022: Samiira Husein

Welcome Samiira to the Master’s of Human Rights class of 2022! A Minneapolis native and graduate of the University of Minnesota Samiira, looking to deepen her knowledge of human rights in both theory and practice as well as acquire the hands-on experience necessary to promote the protection of Indigenous peoples’ rights, decided to apply to and attend the MHR program. Read below to learn more about Samiira! 
Bassel El Mrawed

Welcome the MHR Class of 2022: Bassel El Mrawed

Welcome Bassel, “Bas”, El Mrawed to the Master of Human Rights class of 2022! Bassel arrived in Minnesota from Lebanon, where he spent most of his life as a young adult, after having moved from Venezuela. Bas’s history working with NGOs on human rights issues, coupled with his personal experiences bearing witness to and experiencing injustices, discrimination, and poverty, have led him to pursue his studies in human rights at the University of Minnesota. Read below to get to know Bas!