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Center Faculty and Staff News

September 2011 - August 2012 Academic Year

June
Syeda Fatima began the summer program as a Ronald H. Brown Scholar. She will be taking law courses at St. John’s University Law School and then interning with a law firm throughout the summer. More information about the program is available at the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development at St. John’s University.

Shelby Prue began interning with the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
 
May
 
Sarah Guillet was accepted into the inaugural class of Pinkerton Community Fellowship at John Jay College. As a Pinkerton Fellow, she is working in the youth service field of nonprofit community-based organizations. She was placed with the Lasting Investments in Neighborhood Connections (LINC) as part of the Children Aid Juvenile Justice Programs where she is co-leading a work crew of youth during the LINC summer program. She will also be developing a small group of LINC youth to who will form and implement advocacy projects to their issues and interests.
 
April
 
Lydia Boyer returned to her alma mater, Mount Holyoke College, and gave a talk to undergraduates in the International Relations Department about writing an honors thesis: the process, finding an appropriate topic, doing the research, and answering questions from the students about how to get started. She had been awarded the Book Prize for Outstanding Honors Thesis in International Relations in 2010 for her honors thesis “Arms Sales, the Legislative Veto, and the American Public: An Examination of the Impact of the Legislative Veto on American Foreign Policy in the Middle East from 1974-1983.”
 
March
 
Sarah Guillet received the Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellowship for academic excellence from the CUNY Baccalaureate program.

Sarah Guillet was a finalist for the Steamboat Fellowship.

Leena Weedi founded a new student organized at John Jay: Students for Justice in Palestine.
 
September

George Andreopoulos was asked by Encyclopedia Britannica to share a reflection on the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the 10th anniversary as part of a week-long series. His piece can be read here and the entire series can be found here.