Staff News

Staff News

September 2015 – August 2016 Academic Year

 

September 2016

Timur Insanally worked for the DoD Expert on Human Trafficking, met Secretary of State John Kerry and provided suggestions to him, staff, and the DoD CTIP Task Force on how to continue to combat modern day human trafficking (provided a concrete suggestion for the DoD to monitor fraudulent employment advertisements on the web). He won first place in a joint Princeton + Carnegie Heinz University Public Service Weekend Conference (majority were Ivy League students). The students were tasked with creating a policy suggestion that is going to be sent to the next President of the United States. The first place winner would receive the opportunity to work with the next president on such policy. Timur chose human trafficking as the national policy - created in a two minute video. As a DoD Human Trafficking expert, he created a leadership toolkit for military commanders, directors, and service members to follow as an instructive guide on what to be aware of in their COCOM, how to respond when receiving a credible report of human trafficking, and why human trafficking is pertinent to their mission and readiness. 

 

July 2016

George Andreopoulos was invited to The Security Brief hosted by Paul Viollis. He provided his points on GITMO on issues ranging from enhanced interrogation techniques to the president's ability to shut it down and the direct affects to the American tax payer. (Episode 91: The REAL story behind Gitmo https://player.fm/series/the-security-brief/ep-91-the-real-story-behind-gitmo).

Daniel Golebiewski is a Contributing Editor for New Eastern Europe.

June 2016

George Andreopoulos was a chair, discussant, and presenter at the CISS-ISA Conference 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Daniel Golebiewski was a chair and presenter at the CISS-ISA Conference 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece.

May 2016

Katherine Azcona has been accepted to various law schools, such as New York Law School, St John's University, Rutgers, Cardozo, Hofstra, and CUNY  Law School. She has committed herself to CUNY Law School and will begin her studies in the fall of 2016. 

Grace Theresa Agalo-Os is the new Student Council President for 2016-2017. She also was accepted to the LSAT Prep program at John Jay College.

Timur Insanally was accepted to George Mason University Institute of Economics and International Affairs as a fellow recipient for the summer. As part of the fellowship, he will be providing assistance to the Department of Defense on human trafficking and border control and other  projects in partnership with the Department's Global Centurion Foundation.

Rocio Maradiegue was inducted into the Political Science Honor Society and will graduate with cum laude. She will also begin her MA studies in European International Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

Marina Kumskova presented her paper titled, "Portrayal of Muslims and Islam in the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing," at the Carnegie Council.

March 2016

Research Assistants from the Center for International Human Rights (Erick Esquivel, Rocio Maradiegue, Tannuja Rozario, Lodoe Gyatso, Timur InsanallyGrace Theresa Agalo-os, and Jeffery Whitereceived an Outstanding Delegation Award for the 2016 National Model UN Conference as representives of the Czech Republic. 

George Andreopoulos attended International Studies Association Annual Conference in Atlanta as a chair, discussant, and presenter on numerous panels.

Daniel Golebiewski presented his paper, "Peaching Peace and Human Rights: The Role of Comunità di Sant’Egidio in African Conflicts," at International Studies Association Annual Convention in Atlanta.

The Center for International Human Rights will conduct the following two research projects for the US Department of State's Diplomacy Lab Project for the Fall 2016 semester: Understanding Local Peace Agreements and Conflict Prevention; History of U.S. Military Assistance. 

February 2016

Marina Kumskova began interning with the United Nations Security Council Monitor with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), where she does research on militarization, WPS financing, as well as monitors the work of the Security Council on gender issues. Furthermore, she developed and lead the project on WPS Committments vs. Actions of the Permanent 5 of the Security Council from the period of 2010-2015.

December 2015

Marina Kumskova performed research with Shuki Cohen on the Attiudes of American citizens towards Arab people.

November 2015

Ali Haxhijaj was accepted as an intern at the Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee in New York where he counsels and mentors 6th to the 8th grade students from St. Demetrios Astoria School. 

October 2015

Adriana Michilli became a Consular Affairs Assistant at the British Consulate in New York where her main responsibility is to provide passport and citizenship assistance to British Nationals living, working, or visiting the United States.

September 2015

Daniel Golebiewski became Lead Students Editor and a Director for E-International Relations, “the world’s leading open access website for students and scholars of international politics."

Lodeo Gyatso began interning at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

Marina Kumskova began her MA in Human Rights Studies at Columbia University.

Daniel Golebiewski began his PhD studies in Political Science at the Graduate Center (CUNY) with a Five-Year Tuition Fellowship and under the advisement of Dr. George Andreopoulos. He also became a graduate assistant at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center.

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September 2014 – August 2015 Academic Year

Taniya Dewan was accepted to the Office of Administration, Executive Office of the President Internship Program.

Tricia Ramcharit recieved the Thurgood Marsha Scholarship.

Tricia Ramcharit was accepted to an internship with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s NYC Office.

Rocio Maradiegue studied abroad in Santander, Spain, through CUNY with the College of Staten Island. She took classes on Spanish literature, history, culture, and language. 

Tricia Ramcharit was awarded the Rising Star Fellowship.

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September 2013 – August 2014 Academic Year

June 2014

Ana Paredes was offered a position as a Presidential Intern in the Office of the President at John Jay College, which she will begin in August.

May 2014

Ana Paredes was inducted into The National Honor Society in Psychology, Psi Chi.

January 2014

Taniya Dewan became an Intern at the U.S. Marshals Office.

Taniya Dewan was accepted into New York University and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree.

December 2013

Imtashal Tariq is the recipient of STOCS (Study/Travel Opportunities for CUNY Students) Scholarship for her internship and study aboard course in Athens, Greece for the Winter of 2014. While Ms. Tariq will be interning at Amnesty International assisting refugees in Greece, she will also be studying at The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

November 2013

Ana Paredes was selected to be a member of John Jay’s Chapter of the PSI CHI International Honor Society.

Imtashal Tariq volunteered for UN Women for the UNiTE campaign event on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Imtashal Tariq presented her independent research at  the 22nd Annual National McNair Research Conference at the University of Wisconsin. Ms. Tariq’s research focuses on acculturation and South Asian Males views towards violence against women

Katherine Azcona will attend the 5th Annual Millennium Campus Conference presented by the Millennium Campus Network at Northeastern University.

October 2013

Imtashal Tariq became the student representative of the Student and Faculty Disciplinary committee at John Jay College, where Ms. Tariq will hear any charges, accusations, or allegations against students or faculty members.

Yumna Khan became the President of the South Asian Youth Leadership in her Assembly District 44.

September 2013

Yumna Khan joined the Board of the Institute for Conscious Global Change, Youth Association as a Permanent Committee of ICGC. 

Ksenia Armstrong began interning with the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

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September 2012 – August 2013 Academic Year

August 2013

Ana Paredes began interning for Esperanza as a part of the John Jay – Vera Fellowship Program.

Adriana Michilli worked at the United States Consulate General in Naples, Italy from May – August 2013. Throughout her three month posting, she rotated within the offices of Public Affairs, Consular Affairs and the Political-Economic Section. During this time, she helped draft various public diplomacy documents, local press releases focusing on Italian-American cultural relations, developed analytic research summaries on the criminality of immigrant groups in Italy and also helped to translate interviews from Italian to English for visa applicants. 

Ana Paredes participated in a Global Public Health and Medical Brigade in Panama with fellow CUNY students.

July 2013

Yumna Khan became an assistant trainer with the Board of Elections teaching communication procedures, rules, and duties to election inspectors. 

Daniel Golebiewski’s essays have been published in the following journals:
With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility: Keeping a Human Finger on the Killer Robot’s Trigger.” Small Wars Journal.
The Humanitarian Interventions of the UN.” Yale’s The Politic.
The World Within Your Hand’s Reach.” The Oxonian Globalist.
The Blue Helmet and the Olive Branch.” The Oxonian Globalist.

Ana Paredes was selected as the recipient for the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship.

June 2013

Daniel Golebiewski became Editor-at-Large and Social Media Editor for e-International Relations, the world’s leading website for students of international politics that publishes original content including articles, blogs, student essays, book reviews, and research news (www.e-ir.info).

May 2013

Ana Paredes completed a semester as a Research Assistant for Dr. Matthew Johnson’s Wrongful Conviction Research Group.

Ana Paredes completed her service as a Student Participant in the New York State Prison-to-College Pipeline Program, which began in September 2012.

Imtashal Tariq will be interning for the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations under Ambassador Masood Khan in Security Council.

Prof. George Andreopoulos recently interviewed and was quoted in a Star-Ledger article on sex trafficking.

Daniel Golebiewski graduated from John Jay College with a BA in Political Science and double minors in History and English. He also received magna cum laude, as well as honors in Political Science (4.0 GPA).

Yumna Khan graduated from John Jay College with a BA in Political Science and a minor in History. She has also received Cum Laude, as well as honors in political Science (3.89 GPA). 

Yumna Khan presented her Center for International Human Rights paper, Can Islam and LGBT Human Rights Co-Exist? Assessing Religion’s Role in Sexuality on the Politics of Human Rights Panel in John Jay College’s Undergraduate Student Research and Creativity Conference.

Yumna Khan published her article, “Hooked on Adderall” in The Sentinel, John Jay College Newspaper.

April 2013

Daniel Golebiewski accepted to study MA in Human Rights Studies at Columbia University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences starting this fall.

Imtashal Tariq and Ana Paredes have been accepted to the Vera Fellowship at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Yumna Khan participated in the UNICEF CUNY Challenge, Fulfilling the Promise, taking on the birth registration challenge to eradicate the lack of birth registration among children in the world. Her team, Advocates for Activism developed a proposal to increase birth registration in South Asia and tackle child marriage, human trafficking, and child labor. Her team also made a one minute pitch of their proposal.  

March 2013

Taniya Dewan, Yumna Khan , Imtashal Tariq, Ana Paredes and Daniel Golebiewski completed with the John Jay College Model United Nations Team at the National Model United Nations Conference and their performance contributed to the team winning the Distinguished Delegation Award. 

Daniel Golebiewski was acknowledged in Dr. Michael J. Pfeifer’s Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South (University of Illinois Press, 2013) as an “enthusiastic and capable research assistant.”

Lydia Boyer represented the Mount Holyoke Club of New York at the Mount Holyoke College  Alumnae Association Northeast Regional Council.

Lydia Boyer spoke on the “International Business and Development” panel at the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association Student-Alumnae Networking Fair. 

Daniel Golebiewski received the E-International Relations Essay Award for his senior thesis, “Intercultural Communication and Transnational Protests Circling the Modern Olympic Games: A Cross-Sectional Study Between the Cold War and The Post-Cold War Era”. His paper can be accessed through the e-journal here or through SSRN here.  

February 2013

Katherine Azcona attended the 2013 National Model United Nations Conference and participated as a researcher. She won a Position Paper Award for International Atomic Energy Agency as the State of Angola. The John Jay College UNSA team won 2nd place.

January 2013

Yumna Khan worked as a staff writer for the John Jay Sentinel newspaper, publishing and editing news clips. Due to her interest in mental health, her most recent publication here was on the use of drugs such as Adderall and college students.

Adriana Michilli began interning with the Counter Narcotics Smuggling Unit of the US Department of Homeland Security.

Shelby Prue began interning with the Water Front Commission of New York as an Intelligence Intern.

Ana Paredes was selected as the Recipient for the Upper Division Scholarship.

December 2012

Daniel Golebiewski received John Jay College’s Young Scholars Award for his “Rioting and Social Media in the Comparative Cultural Contexts: Philadelphia and London.”

September 2012

Adriana Michilli began interning with the Human Trafficking/Alien Smuggling Group of the US Department of Homeland Security. As part of an Organizing Fellow for Organizing for America (OFA), she attended a Women for Obama fundraising event at the Chelsea Piers Sports Center on March 19th, 2012 with First Lady Michelle Obama and New York Giants player Victor Cruz. She had the opportunity to Meet Mrs. Obama at the event.

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September 2011 – August 2012 Academic Year

August 2012

Lydia Boyer began interning at the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) with the Human Rights Unit.

June 2012

Lydia Boyer was elected to serve a 1-year term on the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Club of New York Board of Directors as Secretary.

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.

Shelby Prue began interning with the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

May 2012

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 2012

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 2012

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 organization at John Jay: Students for Justice in Palestine.

Katherine Azcona was honored to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama and New York Giants wide receiver, Victor Cruz at the Women for Obama fundraising event at the Chelsea Piers Sports Center on March 19th, 2012. She is part of an Organizing Fellow for Organizing for America (OFA).

Ana Paredes was accepted into John Jay’s BA/MA Program for Forensic Psychology.

February 2012

Aferdita Hakaj, assistant director of the Center, was recently a panelist on the importance of soft power as a tool for international peace and international cooperation at the 2012 International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy and the United Nations.

September 2011

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.