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2021 Gallatin Global Human Rights Fellows Announced

Twelve GFHR Fellows have been selected to work around the globe with organizations in various countries, including France, Palestine, Paraguay, Senegal, Spain, and the United States.

Dec 16, 2020

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Each year, NYU Gallatin sponsors the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, which is supported and advised by a group of distinguished leaders in the field of international human rights. The program awards fellowships to select undergraduate and graduate students from across New York University in the amount of $5,000 each to support extended summer projects and internships with international and domestic human rights organizations.

Since 2011, Gallatin has sponsored more than 100 Global Fellows. This year’s applicant pool was strong again, with 12 Human Rights Fellows selected to work with organizations around the globe during Summer 2021. Organization locations include France, Palestine, Paraguay, Senegal, Spain, and the United States.

The 2021 Human Rights Fellows and their partner organizations are as follows:
Allison Argueta (Gallatin BA) - Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project - USA
Graciela Blandon (Gallatin BA) - Association for Human Rights of Andalusia - Spain
Alicja Borzyszkowska (NYU Abu Dhabi BA) - Human Rights Watch - France
Madeline Cohodes (Gallatin/Global Public Health BA/MPH) – Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture - USA
Lucas McKinnon (Global Public Health MPH) - United Nations Development Programme -Paraguay
Diya Moushahwar (Gallatin BA) - Mada al-Carmel Arab Center for Applied Social Research -Palestine
Alya Osman (NYU Abu Dhabi BA) - Arab Reform Initiative - France
Ian Partman (Liberal Studies BA) - Project NIA & Survived and Punished - USA
Mahima Sharda (Wagner MPA) - International Crisis Group - USA
Matthew Solomon (Gallatin MA) - OutRight Action International - USA
Tabara Sy (CAS BA) – Tostan - Senegal
Leonard Zhu (CAS BA) -Upstate/Downstate Housing Alliance - USA

During the spring semester before the summer work, the fellows participate in a two-credit human rights seminar and complete an independent study. Over the summer, the fellows conduct independent research or pursue internships with international and domestic human rights organizations to gain experience in the human rights field in ways that complement their academic trajectories at NYU. In the fall, the fellows present at the annual Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights Symposium, giving an overview of their fellowship work and their findings while working in the field.

For more information on the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, please contact NYU Gallatin's Office of Global Programs at  gallatin.global@nyu.edu.