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Weissberg Fall Forum in Human Rights

Monday, September 29, 2014

4:00 pm: Career Panel on Human Rights, Science Center 150 - Porter-Brown Auditorium

Fall ForumThese panels, held each year, help current students anticipate the kinds of courses and experiential activities they will want to pursue in order to prepare for careers related to human rights and identify post-graduation activities.

  • Glen Burnett’99, Director of US Operations, Practical Action, a UK-based development NGO using technology for poverty alleviation.  
  • Kazuyoshi Hirohata’06, MA Candidate, Impact Evaluation and Local Governance, Georgetown University; formerly worked for the government of Japan's development assistance program on sustainable waste management  
  • Sydney Kopp-Richardson’04, Outreach and Public Education, The New York City Anti-Violence Project
  • Anna Wolf’11, MSW candidate and clinical mental health, University of Maryland; formerly worked in India with Prajwala, an anti-trafficking organization.


7:30 pm: Lecture by Anna Sevortian, executive director of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum,

"Russian Civil Society in 2014: The Challenge, Call and Promise."

Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

Anna SevortianAnna Sevortian has had over 15 years of working on civil society and human rights in the former Soviet Union, and is former Russia Director for Human Rights Watch. Earlier she had been Galina Starovoitova Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights in Moscow. Over the years, she contributed to 40 research and evaluation projects and publications in Russian and in English. Anna holds Mid-Career MPA from Harvard Kennedy School and journalism degree from the Moscow State University. (Source: EU-Russia Civil Society Forum website)

Click here to read about past panelists

Click here to read about past Weissberg Lectures in International Human Rights