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1 Global Law Scholars Class of 2016 Lynn Bechtol Lynn graduated from the Honors program at the University of Puget Sound in 2007 with a BA in Foreign Languages and International Affairs, specializing in Mandarin Chinese. As an undergrad, she studied abroad in Beijing for a year in , where she first developed a commitment to International Human Rights after volunteering with the children of internal migrants. After a summer spent studying Mandarin in Taiwan, Lynn began the MA program at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), spending a year at the Nanjing, China campus, a year at the Bologna, Italy campus, and a final semester at the main campus in Washington, DC. She graduated in 2010 with a double MA in International Laws and Organizations and International Economics, as well as a minor in Human Rights. She then pursued her passion for refugee rights with a year of fundraising for UNHCR, including a trip to Ecuador to oversee and review UNHCR and HIAS operations on site. She speaks fluent Mandarin, conversational Italian, and basic French and Spanish. She intends to pursue a career assisting asylum seekers in their effort to relocate and rebuilt lives shattered by both natural and manmade crises. Nick Brock Nick graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 2012 with a degree in History and a minor in French. During his time as an undergraduate he also spent a summer in Paris studying French and a year in the United Kingdom at the London School of Economics studying international history and Russian. After graduating Nick returned to the LSE to pursue a master s in Economic History, focusing on global economic integration and comparative economic development. His dissertation focused on the declining role of sterling in the post-war period. Nick is fluent in French, conversational in German and is presently working on improving his Russian. He is interested in international commercial law and a law career that builds on his experience in Europe. Ena Cefo Ena spent her childhood in post-conflict areas, residing in Bosnia and Herzegovina for 7 years and Kuwait for 4 years, where she recognized the need for global initiatives. At the age of 10, she volunteered with a Sarajevo non-profit that united Catholic, Muslim, and Eastern Orthodox women, helping them dispel war-fueled tensions and become selfsufficient through their traditional skills. Following her move to the United States, Ena has worked on alleviating global issues concerning health, food and water safety, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human rights. In high school, she volunteered over 200 hours to a free health clinic for low-income and mostly immigrant residents. Her first two years of college, she worked part-time with an organization dedicated to

2 improving food and water safety worldwide. Her undergraduate work also included research for a firm that guides foreign nations in improving their human rights conditions and an internship in the Sex Offenses and Domestic Violence Division of the U.S. Attorney s Office in Washington D.C. Ena received her B.A. from the University of Maryland, double majoring in psychology and criminal justice, aiming to understand post-conflict and trauma related psychological disorders and differing criminal justice systems. In the spring of 2011, Ena completed her French language minor at the University of Nice, France. This past year, she taught English in Shenzhen, China and educated herself in historical and current issues within the People s Republic of China and surrounding East-Asian nations. Ena speaks fluent Serbo-Croatian and is proficient in French. She plans to pursue a career in international public interest law. Alice Barrett de Sep Alice is a J.D. candidate pursuing a career in international migration law and policy. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, she moved to the United States at age 11. After high school, she spent a year in Paris, France as an Au Pair and French language student. Alice graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Community Psychology and a minor in Latin American Studies. Following college, she interned at the German Federal Office for Migration in Nuremberg. Alice then pursued extended research on migration and its potential for community development as a Fulbright Scholar in Guatemala. She remained in Guatemala for an additional year with Asociación Comunidad Esperanza, a non-profit organization where she launched Programa Juventud Resiliente - a youth development program for at-risk middle school students. She also contributed to a rural health program for low-income mothers. Alice is a native speaker of German and speaks fluent Spanish and French. She plans to continue learning Poqomchi and Turkish. Ivana Djak Ivana graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2011 with a B.A. in Government and a minor in English. Since graduating, she has worked at the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal research center for the Department of Defense, where she focused on central and east African development and stability issues. During her studies, Ivana interned at the White House in the Presidential Personnel Office as a part of the National Security Team. She also interned at the Department of State at the Consulate in Leipzig, Germany as part of the political and economic affairs teams. As a program assistant at World Teach, a non-profit that provides educational assistance, Ivana helped administer the Pacific Islands and Colombia programs. Ivana also worked as an intern in local government offices in Croatia as part of a research project on democratization in post-communist Eastern Europe. For her senior thesis on women s organizations in post-conflict Balkan nations, she traveled to the region to conduct archival research and interviews with concentration camp and rape survivors. Ivana was a research assistant at Harvard s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies where she worked on migration and alienation among Muslims in Western Europe. She is fluent in German, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian. Ivana is interested in a broad range of

3 international legal issues and hopes to pursue a career in human rights and national security law. W. Collmann Griffin Collmann began Georgetown s joint JD/MSFS program in 2012; he has thus far focused on international trade but also hopes to explore anti-corruption, energy, investment and tax law. Collmann graduated from Colgate University in 2009 with a BA in Russian. Professional experiences include: monitoring Russia s WTO compliance while interning at USTR; teaching English in Shanxi, China; translating/editing President Medvedev s tweets and Prime Minister Putin s speeches for the Russian news agency RIA Novosti; analyzing regional security issues while interning at the US embassy in Yerevan, Armenia. Collmann enjoys languages, fly-fishing, non-fiction and travel. Weiwei He Weiwei comes from Chengdu (Sichuan, China), the hometown for panda and spicy food. As a University Scholar she participated in Waseda-NUS double degree program. She spent three years studying computer science in National University of Singapore, and two years studying liberal arts in Waseda University (Tokyo). After graduation, she worked for a year as a consultant in Public Sector Consulting team in Frost & Sullivan. In the meantime, she volunteered in Nusantara Development Initiative, a social enterprise which aims to empower Indonesian rural women by training them to become solar lamp entrepreneurs, who help introduce clean energy to rural villages in Indonesia. Weiwei is interested in patent law, and would like to utilize her Japanese and Chinese language skills and pan-asian experiences to enhance technology exchange between the United States and Asia in the future. She is a committed Kendo player. She is looking forward to meeting other Global Law scholars this fall. Jacqueline Johnston Jacqueline Johnston grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010 with a degree in International Political Economy concentrated in development and human rights issues. Jacqueline spent the last two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria, where she taught English at the primary school in a rural, predominantly-roma agricultural village and much of her work came to incorporate a focus on the empowerment and integration of this disadvantaged and severely-marginalized ethnic minority group. In addition to her dayto-day teaching activities, she worked extensively with local educators to develop and implement modern approaches to pedagogy and classroom management, including a significant body of supplemental curricular materials, towards the goal of phasing out extant but antiquated communist-era practices. She also led a number of youth

4 development and after-school programs, taught a bi-weekly adult English class, began an English language library that now includes more than two hundred books, and partnered with local youth leaders on Roma outreach projects. During her time at Berkeley, Jacqueline interned with the legal aid clinic at a courthouse in Oakland, California, where she assisted low-income litigants with a range of family law, domestic violence, and general civil matters. Jacqueline also clerked for a local law firm, taught SAT prep classes for The Princeton Review, volunteered at an orphanage in Bolivia, interned at San Francisco city hall, served on an advisory committee to the vice chancellor, wrote for the student newspaper, served on the executive board of the campus Habitat for Humanity chapter and lead a service trip to the Gulf Coast to build houses for Hurricane Katrina victims. Jacqueline is interested in international human rights law, particularly where it intersects with issues of gender and development, and she hopes one day to be involved with the design and implementation of new policies and paradigms aimed at improving women s rights in developing countries. She speaks fluent Bulgarian and conversational French. Reed Koenig Reed graduated from the University of Rochester in He majored in Religion and Political Science. During his junior year, he spent a semester living and studying in Jerusalem. While a student, he interned on a gubernatorial campaign as well as in the office of Senator Evan Bayh. After graduation, he joined the Peace Corps and spent two years working in rural Azerbaijan as an Education Volunteer. After completing his service, Reed returned to the US and spent much of the last year living and working in Park City, Utah. He is a huge baseball and soccer fan, as well as an avid skier. He is proficient in Azerbaijani as well as basic Spanish. Sarah Lohschelder Sarah grew up in Germany but her interest in international relations and international law began while spending her sophomore year of high school in Australia. She has pursued these interests further during her studies at Queen Mary, University of London from which she graduated in 2013 with a Joint Honors BSc degree in Economics and Politics. Her dissertation analyzed the rationality of North Korean foreign policy. Furthermore, she obtained a Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. During her undergraduate years, she interned at the German Parliament in Berlin as well as the office of a Member of the European Parliament in Brussels. Sarah also spent a summer in Seoul, South Korea, to work as a research assistant at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She is now pursuing a Juris Doctorate and Master of Science in Foreign Service degree at Georgetown. Sarah is particularly interested in international public law, comparative law and foreign relations law. She speaks fluent German, English and French as well as some Korean. Mina Miljevic Mina graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Political Science. She spent a semester studying in

5 Washington, DC during which she composed an independent research paper on the international law of cyber war. She has also held several internship positions within the U.S. government that have helped further develop and fuel her passion for a variety of international issues. Mina spent about a year interning for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.), working in financial crimes and public corruption. Then, she spent a summer in Washington, DC interning at the Department of State in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research where she was exposed to foreign policy discussions. After having such exciting and rewarding experiences, she hopes to pursue a legal career in the government. Mina is also an immigrant from Serbia (former Yugoslavia) and is fluent in Serbian. Zana Operta Zana was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia in 1991 and moved to Tennessee with her family in She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in May 2013 with a degree in political science and a minor in French. While at UT, Zana was a member of the Haslam Scholars Program, the school s premiere honors program. She traveled to China with the program in May of 2011, where she studied the country s current political structure and culture. During the summer of 2012, she interned with the Bosnian Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees in Sarajevo and completed independent research at the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is interested in international criminal law and international human rights law, specifically the prosecution of international war criminals. She enjoys traveling, reading about the British Royal Family, music, and is an avid Tennessee Volunteers and Peyton Manning fan. Zana is a native Bosnian speaker and is proficient in French. Beth Palkovic Beth graduated with honors from the Annenberg School of Journalism at USC in While at USC, Beth reported on various issues, focusing on marginalized communities of south Los Angeles. She also won an award for her reporting on human rights violations in Darfur. For the next two years, Beth worked through Americorps as a 5th grade teacher, educating mostly immigrants from Mexico and refugees from Sudan. While there she earned her Masters in Education at the University of Notre Dame. Beth continued her passion for providing equal education on a Fulbright grant to Indonesia. Most of her time was spent teaching English to 500 students at a public vocational high school. She also spent time volunteering at a local orphanage for abandoned girls and street kids. While in Indonesia Beth mainly learned the national language, Bahasa Indonesia, but also used some of the local languages, like Bahasa Mandar and Bugis. Most recently, she returned to Asia to volunteer in India and Cambodia. She speaks Indonesian and Spanish, and has also learned some Mandarin and Arabic. The connections across languages fascinate her and she loves to learn as much as she does to teach. Beth is interested in a broad spectrum of international legal issues, but hopes to pursue a career that incorporates her past experiences as a teacher in the US and Asia.

6 Jae-Hyong Shim I was born in South Korea but also had the privilege of growing up in New Delhi, India where I lived for 12 years with my family before moving to the United States for college. I completed a double major in International Relations and Economics at NYU and graduated in the summer of My undergraduate coursework focused on international politics with the Middle East as my regional concentration, whereas I also took several courses on development economics, in which I am also interested. Upon graduation from college, I returned to Korea to fulfill my mandatory military service. From late 2008 to 2010, I served at the United Nations Command Security Battalion, Joint Security Area (UNCSB-JSA), a joint US-Korean Army base, as an interpreter. Thereafter, I spent four months working in the Energy and Climate Change Division of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade before moving on to work at the Global Green Growth Institute an international organization based in Seoul, Korea for 2 and a half years. While I have yet to decide on a specific area of interest, I do look forward to studying international law at Georgetown Law and joining the distinguished community of legal academicians and practitioners. Kathy Shin Kathy hails from Hacienda Heights in LA County. She graduated from Pomona College in 2003 with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). During her junior year, Kathy studied abroad at University College, Oxford University, where she completed a tutorial in practical reason and English cinema. After college, Kathy spent a year in Korea on a Fulbright Fellowship, where she taught English at a middle school in Andong, South Korea, and began studying the Korean language more earnestly, at the Academy of Korean Studies in Seongnam. Back in the U.S., Kathy has maintained her interest in the Korean language and Korean society through translation projects, translating from Korean to English for researchers in the social sciences as well as a Korean-American church in the greater Los Angeles area. She has also explored the culinary arts, working in restaurants, and has spent the last few years tutoring high school students in English. At Georgetown she aims to pursue comparative studies in taxation law. Amandeep Singh-Kahlon Prior to joining the Georgetown University Law Center, Amandeep worked for two years in Cairo, Egypt through the country s tumultuous political experiment with democracy. As a research assistant with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), a local rights group, Amandeep carried out comparative legal and policy research to support various legislative and constitutional initiatives. His work included developing a longterm legal and policy blueprint for non-discrimination and authoring various legislative and constitutional proposals related to civil liberties and government accountability. He also provided research and support for an investigation into the killing of protestors at the infamous "Masapiro March in In addition to his professional experiences, Amandeep was involved in multiple grassroots initiatives. These included Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment (OpAntiSH), an activist group that documents and responds to

7 organized, mob sexual assaults at protest sites, as well as humanitarian assistance efforts for Syrian refugees in Cairo. Through participation in both the Public Interest Law Scholars program as well as the Global Law Scholars program, Amandeep intends to maintain an international social justice focus throughout his legal study at Georgetown University. Amandeep has lived in Egypt, the Palestinian Territories and India, speaks five languages, and is an avid practitioner of Kundalini Yoga. Hannelore Sklar Originally from Wisconsin, Hannelore graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University, with a B.A. in International and Global Studies and East Asian Studies in As a junior, Hannelore studied in Beijing, first at Capital Normal University, and later at the Beijing Institute of Education. Her senior thesis examined the inefficacy of equal opportunity and employment legislation in post-market reform China. Now a proud resident of Washington, DC, Hannelore has spent the last three years working at Meridian International Center. During her time at Meridian, Hannelore administered the International Visitor Leadership Program, a short-term exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, which brings current and emerging foreign leaders to the U.S. for three weeks of professional development and cultural exchange. She has also volunteered as a contributing editor for the International Models Project on Women s Rights (IMPOWR), researching and writing content for their online database documenting women s rights under law. Following her graduation from Georgetown, Hannelore would like build a career around her interest in comparative legal issues, in particular rule of law development in East Asia. Hannelore is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, and speaks conversational French and Spanish. Delia Solomon Delia graduated this year Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Emory University with a double major in International Studies and History and a minor in African Studies. She spent her childhood living abroad in Mpumalanga, South Africa and is fluent in Spanish after spending a semester studying abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain. She developed an interest in the work of international organizations during her undergraduate career serving as a four year staff member (and eventually the Conference Director) for the U.N.-affiliated non-profit, the National High School Model United Nations Association. The conference s mission is to promote global issues education for high school students by simulating the work of the United Nations. Her Honors Thesis research at Emory explored the U.S. government s relationship with apartheid South Africa during the South African military intervention in the Angolan Civil War. This research, supported by an Emory Cuttino Fellowship, allowed her to draw on recently declassified and previously unexamined primary source materials from both countries. The summer before her senior year of college she had a chance to apply this long-standing interest in and knowledge of international affairs to the day-to-day work of a major international law firm by working with the firm s international subrogation and recovery practice area. She hopes to use her knowledge of southern Africa and her background studying Spanish in her future work. She is

8 specifically interested in legal issues related to emerging markets, international organizations such as the United Nations, judicial and legal issues confronting a democratic South Africa, and in international mediation and arbitration. Jamie Strawbridge Jamie was born outside of Pittsburgh, graduated from Williams College in 2004 and has worked as a journalist in Washington, DC for the last eight years. Much of his reporting focused on conflicts between international trade laws and governmental efforts to implement policies that promote public health or protect the environment. Most recently, he served as chief editor of Inside U.S.-China Trade, a weekly newsletter that covers U.S.-China trade and investment policy. At Georgetown, he hopes to deepen his understanding of how international legal frameworks can help or hinder the pursuit of public policy objectives and he also hopes that he can brush up on his Spanish, which has gotten rusty in the decade since he lived in Madrid. Class of 2015 Adina Appelbaum Adina Appelbaum is pursuing a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Public Policy in International Policy & Development degree at Georgetown. She is devoted to helping refugees access meaningful protection and working to improve the rights of migrants and victims of human trafficking worldwide. Adina spent a year in Cairo, Egypt as a Fulbright scholar providing legal aid to refugees who had fled from Iraq, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia through The Resettlement Legal Aid Project, as well as researching migration issues. She has interned most recently as a at Asylum Access Ecuador, advocating for Colombian and other refugees at the policy-level, and at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, assisting Haitians, Cubans and others seeking safety through legal status in the Caribbean. At Georgetown, Adina is also a Public Interest Law Scholar. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, where she wrote her senior honors thesis on the Iraqi refugee crisis and received a B.A. in International Area Studies and Urban Studies. Katie Bacharach Katie graduated from the University of Virginia in 2007 with a BA in Foreign Affairs and a minor in Global Cultures and Commerce. While at UVa, Katie participated in an international relations and human rights study abroad program in Geneva, Switzerland and was an active member of UVa s chapters of Amnesty International and the community service fraternity, APO. She also interned at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva, at Amnesty International in Washington, DC and at Human Rights Watch in New York. After graduating, Katie joined the U.S. Peace Corps as an Environment Volunteer in Madagascar. She spent her first year in Madagascar working largely with subsistence farmers to improve agricultural techniques

9 but her service was interrupted when a coup d état forced the suspension of the Peace Corps program. A few months later she was selected to be one of eleven volunteers to return to Madagascar and reopen the Peace Corps program. Once back in Madagascar, Katie spent a year working in cooperation with an American NGO to improve the functionality of a small community-based forest management association, develop an environmental education program and improve an ecotourism project and forest restoration project. Katie then extended her service for six months in order to work with a local Malagasy NGO as a supervisor for their environment projects and for a women s and children s rights project. Katie is fluent in Malagasy and has a basic understanding of French. She intends to pursue a career in international human rights. Hansang Cho Han Cho comes from Korea, where he spent the last two years working at the Supreme Prosecutors' Office as an alternative to the nation's mandatory military service. Before this, he worked briefly for an environmental NGO in India that concentrates on toxic waste management in Southern and Southeastern Asia. He also worked as a teaching assistant at the Ehwa Womans University's School of Translation and Interpretation, where he aided in writing a specialized dictionary for professional interpreters. Han graduated from Northwestern in 2009, where he majored in Political Science and International Studies, while minoring in Japanese Language and Culture. During school he had the opportunity to intern at the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, joining the Office of Kor-US FTA as they were closing up the final renegotiations. While he had always thought of becoming a diplomat for the Korean government, Han decided to pursue a career in a more liberal field of international politics, deciding to advance to law school and study international law. Han is a native speaker of Korean and is fairly capable in Japanese. Jordan Cox A double major in physics and German studies from Brigham Young University, Jordan wanted to combine his science and language interests into a career in law. Jordan began his in-depth study of physics by investigating the effect of femtosecond lasers and inorganic crystals in Orlando and later in Berlin. He became interested in German after a two-year volunteer service in Frankfurt, Germany. Jordan graduated with honors from BYU. Following his graduation, he continued his laser research in Berlin as a Fulbright Scholar. He also worked a year for Pfizer Animal Health Germany at their Berlin headquarters. For the next two years, Jordan worked through Teach For America as an 8 th grade physical science teacher. While there he earned his Masters in Secondary Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Jordan is interested in patent law and the bilateral movement of technologies between Germany and the United States. Aubrey De Angelis Anbrey De Angelis interest in international law began when she studied abroad in Santa Fe, Argentina during her senior year of high school. She graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2006 with a BA in Latin American, Caribbean

10 and Iberian Studies, a BA in Communication Arts: Rhetoric and Communication Science and a certificate in Global Cultures. Her collegiate studies included a semester of study at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. Following graduation, she worked as a health volunteer with the Peace Corps in the Fiji Islands. Her work in Fiji was widely varied and included projects such as working with governmental and nongovernmental organizations to strengthen their health education programs, teaching high school-level Life Skills classes and conducting health outreach workshops in community and school settings. Most recently, Aubrey worked as a Senior Federal Investigator with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In her position, she investigated cases of employment discrimination and conducted outreach activities aimed at teaching employees their rights in the workplace and teaching employers their responsibilities in the workplace. Whereas she has a wide interest in international legal issues, Aubrey is particularly interested in international business law. Aubrey is proficient in Spanish and intends on pursuing further language studies. Chinyere I. (Chi) Emeruwa Chi graduated from the University of Winnipeg, Canada with a BA in political science. She served in the Canadian Foreign Service and was posted to The Philippines where she processed Vietnamese refugees under the UN mandate, and researched policy issues for the migrant domestic workers program. At further postings to Colombia and Chile, she was involved in international trade policy including the negotiations for a hemispheric free trade agreement. Chi left the Foreign Service to earn an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles where she won the Jan Roos award for outstanding achievement in the International Management Fellows program. Transitioning to a career in business, she was a management consultant and most recently an operations executive in the global distribution of media and entertainment content. Chi intends to focus on international intellectual property issues and the legal infrastructure for investment in emerging markets. She speaks French and Spanish and has traveled extensively to various regions of the world. Genevieve Fox Genny graduated with High Distinction from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 with a degree in Development Studies. As an undergraduate, she spent a semester abroad in Córdoba, Spain, where she interned for the European branch of the World Fair Trade Organization. Passionate about travel and cross-cultural learning, Genny has used her year since graduating to live and work in Spain, Hawaii, and Nicaragua. In the summers of 2011 and 2012, she led high school immersion trips in northern Spain through a non-profit, The Experiment in International Living. In the 3 months she spent in Nicaragua, Genny volunteered with a Canadian-based non-profit, Waves of Hope, teaching English and assisting in various community development initiatives in the small rural community of El Manzano Numero Uno. Genny is fluent in Spanish and excited to pursue an education and career in International Development Law.

11 Alexander Galicki Alexander graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California in He majored in International Relations with a concentration on Europe and minored in Philosophy. While at USC, Alexander completed internships at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, in the Political-Military Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin and at Europe Direct (a subsidiary of the European Union) in Florence, Italy. He was also recognized as a USC Global Scholar and wrote his capstone paper on democratic war theory and the U.S. interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon graduation, Alexander spent a month interning in the Corporate Department of the private Malaysian law firm Sharizat, Rashid and Lee. He then completed the Cambridge University CELTA certificate and has worked as an English teacher for the last two years in Berlin, Germany. Alexander is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom and grew up in England, Norway and Texas. He has acquired proficiency in Italian and German through coursework during college and while studying at the Università degli Studi di Firenze and the Goethe-Insitut Berlin. Gabrielle Gould Gabrielle graduated from Harvard College in 2011 with a BA in Social Studies. As an undergrad, she studied French and Arabic and pursued coursework in human rights and international development. During the fall of her junior year, she studied abroad in Paris where she took courses on the history of the Middle East and also completed an internship with L Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques where she researched the relationship between international politics and the arms trade and its effect on human rights issues in the Middle East and Africa. The following summer, she traveled to Irbid, Jordan to participate in an Arabic language program. While there, she conducted interviews as part of her senior thesis research on how international discourse has impacted progress towards realizing greater rights for women in Jordan. During college, she was a member of a student group that worked on campaigns to address the use of water boarding during the interrogation of prisoners. Later, she worked on a campaign to introduce a bill to the Massachusetts State Legislation to close loopholes related to the role of medical practitioners in interrogation practices. She later interned with the Satellite Sentinel Project where she tracked and mapped reports of human rights abuses carried out in the violence leading up to the secession of South Sudan from Sudan in Gabrielle plans to pursue a career in human rights and international law. Arielle N. Greenbaum Arielle Greenbaum graduated from Amherst College as an Independent Scholar in At Amherst, she designed and executed an interdisciplinary research program, which bridged the fields of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, German Studies, and Art History. Her research examined the Nazi Party s artistic ideology, legal promulgations, and despoliation campaign. To deepen her understanding of the jurisprudential and cultural legacies of World War II, Arielle enrolled at the Courtauld Institute of Art and University of Oxford during the fall semester of her junior year. In the spring, she

12 conducted research in archives and museums in London, Paris, The Hague, Kraków, and Berlin. She received a Fulbright Grant to pursue her postgraduate studies at Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin, where she expanded the purview of her research to include the restitution and compensation policies instated during the postwar period. She served as a fellow and affiliate at the Humboldt-Universität Institute for German and International Criminal Law and Legal History and Jüdisches Museum. She remains interested in pending restitution claims, issues of jurisdiction and periods of prescription, as well as the unique legal status afforded to patrimony in a national and global context. Anna Milena Jurca Milena is pursuing a career in environmental law, focusing primarily on environmental law s international aspects. She has worked for the Heinrich Böll Foundation, a German environmental non-profit organization in Washington, DC, where she managed several projects on transatlantic policy and environmental issues in addition to her responsibilities as outreach manager. She has conducted research and interviews at mass farming facilities in North Carolina and maintains an interest in the nexus of agricultural policy, environmental law and food issues. Milena graduated from the University Trier, Germany in 2009 with an MA in political science, minors in media studies and German and a Certificate in European Studies. While at the University Trier, she managed the school s Ecology Committee and served as member of the Student Parliament. Milena spent a year and a half at Georgetown University, including half a year as a visiting researcher with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service. In her master s thesis, she explored the use of linguistic devices in the discourse on terrorism. Milena is a native German speaker and speaks some Portuguese and Spanish. Zac Meyer Hailing from South Dakota, Zac Meyer graduated magna cum laude from the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University in 2010 with a major in History and a minor in Classics. When not practicing how to swing a mace he volunteered for the D.C. Schools program teaching English as a second language to elementary school students and spent his summers working minimum wage jobs. During his junior year he spent a semester abroad in southern Turkey at the McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies and developed a deep and abiding love for the people and culture of Turkey. This led directly to a master's program at Koç University in Istanbul in the department of Archaeology and Art History where he studied Byzantine history. Although trained as a historian, Zac is looking forward to continuing his study of international law beyond the 14th century and the great controversy of the Three Popes. Zac maintains a proficiency in Turkish and an understanding of various extinct languages. Meg Parker Meg Parker is a proud native of Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010 with degrees in Rhetoric and French. During her time at Berkeley, Meg spent a semester abroad at the Université de Paris IV

13 studying French language and art history. Meg hopes to continue her interest in the study of translation, discourse, and both persuasive and performative speech as they relate to law. At Cal, Meg volunteered her time to aid the low-income community of Alameda County at the East Bay Community Law Center, and served as the Vice President of UC Berkeley s Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity International. During the summer of 2008, Meg participated in a student-initiated service project to New Orleans, Louisiana, to support communities affected by Hurricane Katrina, especially focusing on the Cajun French and Creole communities. After graduating, Meg participated in the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), where she taught English to primary school children in Lyon, France. Throughout her experience in Lyon, Meg s most influential relationships were with a group of young women at Lycée Al Kindi, France s largest Muslim school, where Meg volunteered by teaching a weekly English conversation class. Meg speaks fluent French and is eager to explore more ways of incorporating her fascination with language into her future law practice. Meg is honored and enthusiastically looking forward to joining the Global Law Scholars community this fall. Jessica Polebaum Jessica Polebaum holds a B.A. in religion from Middlebury College, where her undergraduate work culminated in an honors thesis on ijtihad a concept from classical Islamic law and its use in modern reform movements. Upon graduating in 2008, she received the Ann and Edward Meyers Religion Prize for exceptional ability in the understanding, expression, and integration of ideas in the area of religious studies. She joins the Law Center after spending three years as a program and editorial associate at the Social Science Research Council. She continues her work there as a contributing editor for The Immanent Frame, the Council s collective academic blog on secularism, religion, and the public sphere. She has studied, volunteered, and worked in Zaragoza, Spain, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and enjoyed a short stint as an ESL teacher in Virudhunagar, India. Joe Shantz Joe Shantz graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009 with a B.S. in Environmental Studies, focusing on Society & Policy. At CU he was a Resident Advisor in the dormitories and worked as Housing Promotions Coordinator for the CU Environmental Center. Between Junior and Senior year Joe worked as a Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Intern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. After graduating from CU, Joe backpacked through Europe for a summer before coming back to Denver to volunteer on quality assurance research at The Children s Hospital. In January of 2010 he moved to New Zealand to live, visit family, and work on local vineyards until his Peace Corps Service was scheduled to begin in June. Five months later he left for Ghana, West Africa with the Peace Corps. Over his two years of service he worked on a range of projects, including teaching English for a term, helping to run a Girls Leading Our World camp, assisting an organic farming FBO (Farmer Based Organization) to procure and erect pest-proof fencing, helping to write

14 grants, and working to build and strengthen associations. However, the majority of Joe s time in Ghana was spent building a ten-year, hundred-volunteer program focused on developing all levels of the cashew industry in Ghana; he worked with farmers, associations, local businesses, Peace Corps staff, international NGOs, international businesses, exporters, and other Peace Corps Volunteers to develop the Cashew Initiative. While in Ghana Joe mainly learned the predominant language, Twi, but also dabbled in some of the more obscure local languages. At GULC Joe plans to focus on international law and to participate in the joint degree program to obtain a Masters in Science of Foreign Service at Georgetown. Gil Shefer Gil Shefer graduated magna cum laude from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University in 2010 with a degree in Economics. While at NYU, Gil researched issues at the intersection of national security and the law, interning for three years at the Center on Law and Security at NYU Law. Upon graduation, Gil became a legal intern for the Office of the Prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, working on the case of Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia. Gil later returned to New York to serve as Visiting Fellow at the Center on Law and Security, focusing his research on Africa and the Middle East. In 2011, Gil became an economic consultant for the World Bank office in Kigali, Rwanda, where he led a tourism sector study under the supervision of Senior Economist Birgit Hansl. While in Rwanda, Gil also served as a pro-bono microfinance advisor for the Rwandan Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, the Honorable Aloisea Inyumba. Gil advised the Ministry on the initial stages of an innovative micro-finance strategy for rural women. Gil s areas of interest include international litigation and other areas of commercial law. Justin Simeone Justin is a PhD candidate in Politics and Social Policy at Princeton University. His doctoral research concentrates on international relations and comparative politics, with an emphasis on international law and migration policy. During , Justin was a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice within New York University School of Law. As a Liman Public Interest Law Fellow, he co-authored a human rights report entitled, Yon Je Louvri: Reducing Vulnerability to Sexual Violence in Haiti s IDP Camps. Justin has presented related research on international law and human rights at conferences organized by several organizations, including the American Society of International Law, the Midwest Political Science Association, and the Center for Economic and Social Rights. In , Justin received a UK Fulbright Scholarship to study member state cooperation on migration policy within the European Union. He subsequently completed an M.Sc. in Politics and Government in the European Union at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to postgraduate study, Justin graduated summa cum laude with BA degrees in History and Political Science from the University of Mary Washington. During , he also served as Board of Directors Chairperson for the non-profit organization, Students Helping Honduras, which raised and distributed more than $1.2 million to empower children and families

15 through access to homes, education, and microfinance. Justin has conducted field research related to human rights in several countries, including Haiti, Israel, and the United Kingdom. He speaks Spanish. Michael P. Smith Michael Smith graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and French. While at West Point, Michael studied in Senegal and France through the Foreign Academy Exchange Program. Upon graduating, he was commissioned as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. During his time in the military, Michael served two tours throughout Iraq, totaling approximately two and a half years. While in the military, Michael also graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado. Upon leaving Active Duty military service, Michael worked as a contracted Peace Support Operations trainer for the U.S. Department of State s Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program. He served throughout Africa, training partner countries in peacekeeping operations. Michael s professional and academic interests include international and environmental law, domestic and foreign policy, and veterans issues. Michael is passionate in outdoor adventure recreation. He is fluent in French, and conversational in Spanish and Arabic. Libbie Walker Libbie was born and raised in the United States, Libbie Goldberg moved to Israel in 2005 to study at Tel Aviv University, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Middle Eastern and African History. She then continued on to a Masters degree in the same department, with a focus on modern Turkish history. Libbie has coordinated an international workshop on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, bringing scholars from around the world to Israel for an intensive program of travel and lectures with Israeli and Palestinian academics and politicians. She also spent a summer in Cairo, Egypt in 2008 taking intensive Arabic language classes to further her studies. During her MA, Libbie was awarded the Suleyman Demirel Scholarship for Contemporary Turkish Studies to partake in the Turkish Language and Culture Program at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey for two months. Libbie is completely fluent in Hebrew, having lived in Israel for the past seven years and studying in Hebrew for both of her degrees. She is also reading proficient in Modern Standard Arabic and Turkish, and has intermediate level speaking skills in the latter. Libbie is interested in a broad spectrum of international legal issues, but hopes to pursue a career that incorporates her vast experiences in the Middle East. Class of 2014 Andrew Adelman Andrew Adelman graduated with High Honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010 with dual degrees in Public Health and Development Studies and a

16 minor in Arabic. While at Berkeley, he studied in Jordan and volunteered teaching English at a Girls High School. While in college, he worked with an international NGO that provides tertiary medical care facilities in the developing world, providing project assistance to multiple international efforts in Armenia, Honduras, and Africa. Upon graduation, Andrew received the American Jewish World Service World Partners Fellowship to work in rural India for 11 months with HALO Medical Foundation, an NGO providing primary medical care and women s empowerment programs to rural communities. Although interested in a wide range of international legal issues, he is looking forward to exploring the relationship between international development and health. Andrew speaks Arabic and conversational Marathi. Khaled Alrabe Khaled graduated from Harvard College in the fall of 2010 with a degree in government and a minor in environmental science and public policy. He later went on to obtain a master's degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics. Khaled is interested in human rights and democratic reform in the Middle East, as well as the development of transnational commercial law in the Persian Gulf region. A Kuwaiti national, he has helped run an ongoing NGO project aimed at improving the rights of Kuwait's migrant domestic workers. Additionally, he has interned at the Kuwait Mission to the United Nations and the Foreign Ministry of Kuwait. He has also worked for the Internet and Democracy project at Harvard s Berkman Center, where he analyzed prodemocracy blogs from all over the Arab world. Between his undergraduate studies and his time in London, Khaled interned at an international law firm, SNR Denton, and discovered his interest in private international law, particularly international arbitration. At LSE, Khaled focused his research on the development of democracy in Kuwait in the 1930s. He is a native Arabic speaker and has acquired proficiency in German through coursework in college and Berlin. Jonis A.C. Belu-John Jonis graduated from Hobart College with a bachelor of arts in political science and French, minoring in African studies. During his undergraduate career, Jonis was an involved student leader as student trustee, and president of the Sankofa Black Student Union. As a junior in college, Jonis also spent a semester abroad in Senegal studying modern African politics and economics at the Cheik Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. While there, Jonis co-authored a photo documentary about the plight of orphaned street children - known locally as Talibé - in Senegal. This research led to the creation of a small non-profit organization that advocated for the rights of abused children in Senegal, and worldwide. After graduation in 2004, Jonis began working at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, DC, as a paralegal. In that role, Jonis was able to work on an array of cases including as a translator and aid to a Cameroonian native seeking political asylum in America. In the summer of 2010, Jonis left Kirkland and began teaching English in Osaka, Japan with the Japanese Exchange Teaching (JET) Program. As an educator, Jonis not only taught high school English, but also international cooperation and linguistic appreciation to his students and the greater

17 Osaka community through community workshops and volunteer activities. Jonis is fluent in French and Krio, and conversational in Spanish and Japanese. Alexandra (Lexie) Calistri Alexandra (Lexie) graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in As an undergrad she studied in Sicily and Florence, where she interned at a private Italian law firm. Lexie returned to Italy to spend the year following graduation teaching on a Fulbright Scholarship. The summer prior to starting at Georgetown, she graduated with a Masters of Art in Italian from Middlebury College. In addition to Italian, she has studied Latin and Spanish. She is specifically interested in international criminal law. Anne Marie Carson Anne Marie Carson took her first step toward becoming a Global Law Scholar as a junior in high school by boarding a plane to Uberaba, Brazil for a yearlong Rotary Youth Exchange. During this experience she used a background in Spanish to develop Portuguese fluency and a keen interest in global interconnectedness. Spring 2009, Anne Marie graduated magna cum laude from Grand Valley State University (Allendale, Michigan) with a double major in International Relations and French and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Anne Marie s extensive undergraduate international experience includes two weeks of research on Holocaust remembrance in Germany and Poland, three month French language intensive program and internship at Oxfam France in Paris, a semester at the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d Angers (ESSCA) with coursework in French on International Relations, Trade and Economics, and a summer study abroad partnership with the American University of Cairo. In March of 2009, Anne Marie was a participant in the Women s International League for Peace and Freedom Practicum in Advocacy at the United Nations 53 rd Convention on the Status of Women. Anne Marie s International Relations Capstone Thesis was on the International Legal Evolution of Genocide. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Anne Marie returned to France as a pre-school through 5 th grade English teacher. Anne Marie s diverse international experiences have fostered a focus on International Economic and Trade Law. Ellsa Rui Chen Ellsa Chen joins the GLS program from Shenzhen, China, where she had lived before going to Georgetown University to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Japanese. As a native speaker of Mandarin, Cantonese and several other Chinese dialects, she is also fluent in Japanese. She spent her junior year of college in the exchange program to Waseda, Japan and traveled to other parts of the country. As a part of the university's Honors program, she completed a thesis on paradigm shifts on studies of Japanese litigation rates in the last three decades based on her research conducted both in Japan and in the US and won the Mitsubishi Award for undergraduate studies of Japan. She also spent three of her college summers in Japan to polish her language and to gain experience in industries hotel management and commercial banking. Ellsa has a broad

18 interest in international legal issues, but hopes to pursue a career closely tied to Asia upon receiving her J.D. degree. Wen-Chuan Dai Wen-Chuan Dai hails from New Hampshire and concentrated in English at Brown-- spending her junior abroad at Oxford and graduating Brown with Honors in Expository Writing. She spent the year after college researching public education about the Nanjing Massacre as a Fulbright Scholar to China, thereafter earning her masters in East Asian Studies at Yale. She has trained professionally in modern dance at The Ailey School in New York City and has also worked as a legal assistant in immigration. She recently assisted an attorney at The Door-- a New York nonprofit, in providing legal consultation to Chinese youth brought to the U.S. via the, 'Snakehead' international trafficking ring. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is interested in comparative U.S.-China law. Ashley Gaillard Ashley graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in In three years, she completed a double major in History and French, with minors in Russian and Business Administration. Through her French studies, Ashley earned her Diplôme de Français des Affaires from the Paris Chamber of Commerce in She also studied abroad in Moscow at the Russian State University for the Humanities during the summer of She has worked with the Guardian ad Litem program in Gainesville as a volunteer advocate for children in the dependency court system. Ashley graduated with her Master s degree in International Business from the University of Florida in Her thesis project analyzed the competitive profile and corporate strategies of Russia s largest private oil company, Lukoil. She returned to Russia with the UF MBA Program on a study tour, which examined the growth and development of Russian business and capital markets. This past summer, Ashley worked in the International Migration Law Unit at the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, Switzerland. She is currently involved in the International Women s Human Rights Clinic, where she is working on litigation challenging discriminatory provisions of Kenya s inheritance laws, and in the International Migrants Bill of Rights project at Georgetown. Ashley s foreign languages are French, Russian, and beginning Spanish and her legal interests include project finance and the intersection of human rights and development. Elizabeth Gibson Elizabeth has worked as a professional journalist for three years and now plans to pursue a career in international human rights law with a particular interest in refugee and humanitarian emergencies. Some of her stories chronicling humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti and Myanmar have been posted on the United Nations ReliefWeb, and her works have been published in newspapers in the United States, Germany, China, Thailand and India among others. She interned with Agence France-Presse in Bangkok in 2008, after attending a seminar on international issues at Sciences Po Paris. Since then,

19 she has worked at The Columbus Dispatch, where her articles covered topics ranging from local government and court issues to bodysnatching and extortion in Haiti and banking regulations blocking Somali refugees from sending remittances to Africa. Elizabeth earned both a bachelor s and master s degree within four years at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and graduated at the top of her master s class in During her master s program, she held a U.S. Senate Press Pass and covered the Pentagon for the Medill News Service. She attended former President George W. Bush s final State of the Union address as a reporter. Although her primary second language is French, Elizabeth also has studied bits of Arabic, Japanese and Spanish. Kirsten A. Harmon Kirsten Harmon comes to the Law Center after spending the past two years working for the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, a non-governmental organization based in Costa Rica, where she has focused on raising awareness of the human security impacts of the arms trade and promoting arms control mechanisms at the national, regional and international levels. In that capacity she has advised the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations in the negotiations of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), as well as in the revision of the United Nations Instrument for the Reporting of Military Expenditures. Kirsten graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Georgetown University in 2009, receiving a BA in Comparative Literature with a certificate in Latin American Studies and a minor in French. She completed a thesis in comparative literature exploring the concept of a Global South in the fiction of William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez which received the Georgetown Comparative Literature Department Award and the 2010 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Undergraduate Presidential Prize, as well as a Latin American Studies thesis examining transitional justice in post-pinochet Chile. Upon graduating from Georgetown University, Kirsten also received the Katherine Kraft Medal for her commitment to social justice. Though she hails from Northern California, travel is among Kirsten s greatest passions, particularly in Latin America where she also studied at the Universidad Católica in Valparaiso, Chile. She is fluent in Spanish, and has also studied Portuguese and French. Alexander Kamel Alexander graduated summa cum laude from The University of Texas Pan American in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and a special focus on business administration. During his senior year, Alexander became a Bill Archer Fellow and interned for the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. This experience further developed his interest in politics, and he intends to pursue a career in public service. After graduation, Alexander moved to Austin, TX to work as an officer of the Texas House of Representatives. Growing up in Mexico City, Alexander developed an interest in legal issues as they relate to international corporate business. Alexander has spent most of the past six years living and studying in the Rio Grande Valley along the US-Mexico border. His first language is Spanish, and he is also proficient in French. He enjoys

20 international travel, exploring new foods, art, and playing tennis. Alexander looks forward to joining the Global Law Scholars community this fall." Shelby Leighton Shelby joins the Law Center after working as a Research Associate for the Middle East and Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). While at CFR she conducted research for two books, one on trends in global democracy and one on the Middle East during the Cold War, as well as numerous articles, including an article she co-authored for the Boston Globe. She graduated cum laude in 2009 with a BA in International Relations and Psychology from Claremont McKenna College. Her senior honor thesis, A Context for Peace: Domestic Assumptions and the Camp David II Negotiations, won the award for best senior thesis in International Relations. During college, she studied abroad in Amman, Jordon, where she conducted independent field research on national and religious identity. She also worked at the regional offices of Seeds of Peace in Tel Aviv and Ramallah, planning programming, classes, and social events for Israeli and Palestinian teenagers, and was an intern at the Embassy of Jordon, the American Islamic Congress, and CFR s International Institutions and Global Governance program. While at Claremont McKenna, Shelby founded a Model United Nations team that grew to over thirty members attending four national conferences per year, worked as a research assistant at the Center for Human Rights Leadership, and served on the executive board of the international relations society. She is proficient in Spanish and Arabic and conversational in Hebrew. She is interested in International Law with a focus on conflict resolution and international organizations. Greta Mattessich Greta is pursuing the MSFS-JD dual degree at Georgetown. During undergraduate years, she studied abroad at the University of León in León, Spain, and at Yunnan Normal University in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. She earned her B.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Vermont in 2009, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her Honors thesis, entitled Expressions of Ancient Chinese Poetry, was a collection of fictional works based on ancient Chinese poems, permitting her to indulge her creative side while analyzing ancient Chinese literature. After graduation, Greta moved to Cape May County, New Jersey, where she co-founded a communications firm serving municipalities and other entities, providing assistance in project management, internal communications, and media relations. Greta speaks Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, and enjoys Bikram yoga, piano, and chess. She is interested in Chinese law and international trade policy. As a prelude to her first year in the joint degree program, this summer she is spending a month brushing up on Mandarin Chinese and martial arts at Siping Shaolin Martial Arts Academy in northern China. Damian Privitera Damian received his BA from Wesleyan University in 2011 where he pursued a double major in Government and French Studies with a Certificate in International Relations. He has interned in the New York State Executive Chamber and the New York State Energy



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