1999 Human Rights Fellows

The Human Rights Center has sponsored more than 100 graduate and professional students to work with nongovernmental organizations and human rights agencies in the U.S. and abroad.


Katherine Bedall (Graduate School of Journalism) worked in New York and Indonesia with Human Rights Watch/Asia. She conducted field investigations on rights abuses related to independence movements in rural Indonesia.
Kaila Compton (School of Public Health) worked with the International Committee for Lawyers in Tibet. She planned and implemented a fact-finding mission to Dharmsala to gather information concerning violations of Tibetan children's rights by the Chinese government.

Katherine Fleet (School of Law) worked with the Movimiento Unido de Mujeres Dominico Hatianas documenting human rights abuses against children of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic.

Hannah Garry (School of Law) was a visitng fellow at the Human Rights Research Center at the University of Beijing. She developed and taught a month-long course on the European Court of Human Rights. She also designed an international human rights seminar and conducted research on perceptions of human rights norms in the East and West.

Alexandra Huneeus (Jurisprudence and Social Policy) interned with the Center for Justice and Accountability, where she investigated cases of torture in Chile.

Ippolytos Kalofonos (School of Public Health) worked in Nicaragua with the Community Information and Epidemiological Techniques, an international organization dedicated to community involvement in the planning and governance of health care programs.

Helen Lennon (School of Law and Department of English) worked on death penalty appeals with the Mississippi Post-Conviction Counsel Project in Jackson, Mississippi.

Victor Peskin (Political Science) was a legal intern with the International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. He studied the perceptions of Rwandans regarding the trial and its work.

Eugene Polissky (Department of History) interned in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the Research and Information Center of "Memorial," an organization that memorializes the political repression and terror of the Stalinist era. He organized the organization's archives and worked with teams searching for mass grave sites.

Lisa Stevenson (Department of Anthropology) worked in Guatemala with the Exhumation Project of the Archbishop's Office of Human Rights. She examined how the exhumation of clandestine graves and the reburial of loved ones can lead to healing for the relatives of the disappeared.