1998 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.

Steve Dahlgren (Journalism/Asian Studies) interned with the Center for Advanced Studies in Cambodia monitoring the July 1998 elections and investigating human rights abuses directed against minority groups.
Jill Esbenshade (Ethnic Studies) worked with the San Francisco-based Sweatshop Watch, a California coalition of organizations committed to eliminating the exploitation of garment workers.

Brendan Flannery (Public Health/Epidemiology) worked with the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Salvador, Brazil on a project that aims, through research and outreach to local health and human rights organizations, to control the urban epidemic of leptospirosis, a bacterial infection associated with high mortality in poor communities.

Karen Green (Medical Anthropology) worked with the Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children's Rights on a structured survey of knowledge of and attitudes toward universal child rights in a Cambodian village.

Felicia Lester (Interdisciplinary Major/Undergraduate) worked with CENESEX in Havana, Cuba and Ujima House in Oakland, California on education programs aimed at preventing teenage pregnancies and helping pregnant teenagers gain better access to health care.

Lucinda Ramberg (Medical Anthropology) researched human rights organizing strategies on behalf of devadasis--Hindu devotees whose traditional practice of sacred sexuality has devolved into urban commercial prostitution--in collaboration with nongovernmental organizations, including Women in Leadership Development, the Joint Women's Program, and the Indian health Organization.

Yvonne Taylor (Public Health) did her internship with the Safe Motherhood project of the Population Council in Hanoi, Vietnam. One of the aims of the project is to examine how discrimination and poverty prevent women and children from receiving adequate health care.

Anastasia Telesetsky (Law) worked with the Washington D.C. Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) on a project in Papua New Guinea concerned with the rights of indigenous groups and land use.

Nicholas Walter (Joint Medical Program) interned with the CARE working with indigenous groups which are organizing to gain better access to health care in Otavalo, Ecuador.