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Angie Liao

BA Candidate - Human Rights Law and Human Expression, with a minor in Social and Cultural Analysis

Angie’s concentration rapidly took shape in her first year after being named a 2014 Gallatin Global Human Rights Fellow. To prepare for her fellowship at Beijing’s largest public interest legal NGO, Angie pursued an independent study on human rights in China with Professor Jerome Cohen of NYU's School of Law and audited his course for JD and LLM students. Angie has also been influenced by Gallatin courses including Professor Chinnie Ding’s “China Gazing” and Professor Vasuki Nesiah’s “Human Rights: Local and Global.”

Angie’s passion for international human rights has led her to incredible opportunities. She has presented her research on transitional justice and the media at the University of Texas Austin, attended a co-teaching conference with the law faculty at the University of Colombo, and traveled to Seoul to conduct field research on nuclear policy, human rights, and North Korea. She also completed a research thesis on this topic in residence at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea in Washington, DC. Angie has also worked as a community organizer and case worker with asylum seekers in Western Sydney, where she launched a literacy initiative transferring donated children’s books, English textbooks, and encyclopedias to asylum seekers. In New York City, she has interned at the International Center for Transitional Justice, International Refugee Assistance Project, and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law’s Liberty & National Security Program.

Angie is a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Summer Research, NYU’s President’s Service Award, and sponsorship from the Women’s Foreign Policy Group. Most recently, Angie was named a 2016 Humanity in Action Fellow, which allowed her to travel to Warsaw for a month of intensive human rights seminars and to attend the fellowship’s international conference in Athens. In the 2016-2017 year she will participate in Gallatin’s Americas Scholars Program on Urban Democracy and travel to Brazil and Colombia.

 

Angie Liao