Monday will mark the return of the annual Weissberg Fall Forum in Human Rights, this year featuring Paul Fishstein’76, pictured here at work in the field, as the keynote speaker.
The day’s events will include an alumni career panel Monday at 4 p.m. in the Science Center’s Porter Brown Auditorium. The four recent alumni below will talk to Beloiters about the kinds of courses and experiential activities they will want to pursue in order to prepare for careers related to human rights. Click on the PDF at right for a full bio of each alumnus.
- Kelly Allen’11, W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice, Oakland, Calif.
- Rebecca Schaefer’08, Church World Services-Durham Immigration and Refugee Program, Durham, N.C.
- Elli Simon’07, America Works, Washington, D.C.
- Melany Williams’09, He Dog School, Rosebud Reservation, S.D.
A reception will follow the panel, at 5 p.m.
Later that evening, Fishstein, a visiting fellow at Tufts University’s Feinstein International Center and expert on Afghanistan, will present "Challenges for Humanitarianism in Post-2001 Afghanistan: Competing or Complementary Mandates?” His lecture, taking place Monday at 8 p.m. in Moore Lounge of Pearsons Hall, will focus on the dilemmas and challenges confronted by humanitarian and development organizations operating alongside military forces in the politically-charged environment of the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan.
Read a recent article by Dr. Fishstein here: Winning Hearts and Minds? Examining the Relationship between Aid and Security in Afghanistan.