Pozen Center Announces Alumni Giving Challenge

For our 20th Anniversary, we are doing something new: an alumni giving challenge to the Human Rights Internship Program, where we challenge alumni to “carry it forward” and help us provide a transformative experience for the next generation of University of Chicago students.

We hear from alumni all the time that the Human Rights Internship is more than a summer job—it’s an opportunity to contribute to human rights work and an experience which often profoundly shapes a student’s studies and career plans.

Our ambitious goal: raise $20,000 to fund 4 internships by December 15. Donate.

Two Pozen Internship alumni and the parents of a Pozen Center alumna have kicked off this 20th Anniversary funding drive. Jacob Haar and Rohini J. Haar and Marvin Lieberman and Susan Hershenson, parents of Jeanne Lieberman (AB’16), have given a total of $4,000 toward our goal of $20,000.

Rohini Jonnalagadda Haar, AB’01, MD’05 is an emergency medicine physician with expertise in health and human rights. She currently serves as clinical faculty at Highland Hospital and Kaiser Medical Center in Oakland, California and as a Lecturer in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.  Her research focuses on the public health impacts of human rights and humanitarian law violations domestically and globally. Jacob Haar, AB’02, AM’04  is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Community Investment Management, an impact investment manager based in San Francisco that provides debt financing to small businesses and underserved communities in the United States. He previously co-founded Minlam Microfinance Fund, a global investment fund focused on providing local currency debt capital to micro, small, and medium enterprise lenders in emerging markets.

Susan Hershenson, SB’74 an alumna of the College, has over 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. She currently serves as Deputy Director, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she supports the development of new medicines for Global Health applications. Marvin Lieberman is a professor in the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he studies how companies enter into new businesses, and how they create and distribute value.

Read more about the Alumni Giving Challenge.