Symposium 2017

Pozen Center Internship Symposium

Friday, January 27, 2017
10 a.m.
 4 p.m., Reception to follow
Regenstein Library, Room 122
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago

Free and open to the public. 

Keynote: “Reflections from Washington, DC”
Indivar Dutta-Gupta, AB’05 and Human Rights Internship Program alumnus
Co-Executive Director, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality

Student Panel Presentions: the 2016 Human Rights Interns will present reflections and lessons learned from their experiences working on human rights issues with organizations around the world. 

Our 2016 cohort included twenty College students, as well as seven graduate students from the School of Social Service Administration, Pritzker School of Medicine, Harris School of Public Policy, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Department of Comparative Human Development.

About the Keynote Speaker: Indivar Dutta-Gupta, AB’05 ​​​​​​ 

Indivar Dutta-Gupta is currently Co-Executive Director at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality where he works to develop and advance ideas that promote economic security and opportunity in the United States. He is an honors graduate of the University of Chicago, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and was a 2004 Human Rights Intern at the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions in Accra, Ghana. 

Previously, Indivar was Project Director at Freedman Consulting, LLC, leading strategic initiatives for major philanthropies, children’s groups, and workers’ organizations. He has also advised progressive candidates for elected office, including Hillary Clinton. Indivar served as Senior Policy Advisor at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, focusing on budget and tax policies and cross-cutting low-income issues. Earlier, he focused on safety net, tax, and social insurance programs and policies as U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Professional  Staff.

As an Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Indivar worked for DC Hunger Solutions and the Center for American Progress. Indivar is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and has been named both a First Focus Campaign for Children Champion for Children and one of Washington Life magazine’s most Influential 40-And-Under Leaders (2013) and Rising Stars 40 And Under (2016), and received the Congressional Hunger Center’s 2016 Alumni Leadership Award.

Symposium Schedule 

10 a.m.  //  Registration and Coffee

10:30–11:30 a.m. //  Welcome and Keynote (Room A)

Welcome by Susan Gzesh
Executive Director of the Pozen Center 

Keynote: “Reflections from Washington, DC”
Indivar Dutta-Gupta, AB’05 and Human Rights Internship Program alumnus

 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.  //  Concurrent Panels 1 and 2 

Panel 1: Human Rights in Chicago (Room A)

Faculty Moderator: Ben Laurence (Pozen Center Board Member, Human Rights/Philosophy)

Valerie Gutmann, College 2017, Sociology
Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing, Chicago

Victoria Moreno, School of Social Service Administration 2017
Friends of Chuy Garcia, Chicago

Zach Taylor, College 2017, Geographical Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
American Friends Service Committee, Chicago

Keirsha Thompson, College 2017, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
American Indian Health Service of Chicago, Chicago 

Panel 2: Transitioning Societies: Human Rights in the Context of Historical Legacies (Room B) 

Faculty Moderator: Monika Nalepa (Political Science)

Leilani Douglas, College 2017, Public Policy Studies
Oxfam, Port au Prince, Haiti 

Cosette Hampton, College 2017, Public Policy Studies
Black First Land First, Cape Town, South Africa 

Sarah Jung, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 2017
International Center for Transitional Justice, New York City 

Gabriel Velez, PhD Comparative Human Development
Fundacion Ideas para la Paz, Bogota, Colombia 

12:30–1:30 p.m.  //  Lunch 

1:30–2:30 p.m.  //  Concurrent Panels 3 and 4

Panel 3: Human Rights across the United States (Room A)

Moderator: Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Keynote Lecturer

Alexandra Berthiaume, College 2017, Public Policy Studies
Siloam Family Health Center, Nashville

Psalm Brown, College 2017, Anthropology
University of Los Angeles Labor Center, Los Angeles

Hayley Goldstein, College 2017, History 
Michigan United, Detroit

Rajiv Hurhangee, College 2018, Philosophy
The New York City Anti-Violence Project, New York City

Panel 4: Migration and Citizenship (Room B)

Faculty Moderator: Angela Garcia (School of Social Service Administration)

Danna Elmasry, College 2017, Fundamentals
Asylum Aid, London

Eliane Holmlund, College 2017, Philosophy
Institucion para las Mujeres en la Migración (IMUMI), Mexico City, Mexico

Samantha Moog, School of Social Service Administration 2017
Care International, Amman, Jordan

2:30–2:45 p.m.  //  Break 

2:45–3:45 p.m.  // Concurrent Panels 5 and 6

Panel 5: Criminal Justice and Community Voices (Room A)            

Faculty Moderator: Justin Richland (Anthropology)

Natalia Delery, College 2017, Comparative Human Development
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Oakland

Sophia Manuel, School of Social Service Administration and Harris School of Public Policy 2018
New York City Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, New York City

Kiran Misra, College 2017, Public Policy Studies
Nazdeek, New Delhi, India

Natalie Naculich, College 2017, Anthropology 
Servicios y Asesoría Para la Paz, Mexico City, Mexico

Panel 6: Global Health as a Human Right (Room B)

Faculty Moderator: Daniel Brudney (Philosophy)

Nick Antos, College 2017, Biological Sciences
NYC Health + Hospitals, New York City

Sneha Chebrolu, College 2017, Public Policy Studies
Swasti, Hyderabad, India

Marci Kirchberg, School of Social Service Administration 2017
Population Services International, Lilongwe, Malawi

Golda Sinyavskaya, Pritzker School of Medicine 2019
Kazakhstan Union of People Living With HIV, Almaty, Kazakhstan

4 p.m.  //  Wine and Cheese Reception