Human Rights Students Selected for Graduate Global Policy Fellowship

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights would like to congratulate two students in the Human Rights Studies MA program for being selected for the 2018 Graduate Global Policy Fellowship

Sydney Amoakoh (MA 2019) is conducting research on the considerations and constraints behind the drafting of human rights into humanitarian guidelines, with specific focus on the recent inclusion of a section on menstrual health management (MHM) in the 2018 edition of the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. Her concentration in the Human Rights Studies program is vested in the right to health of displaced persons, particularly women and children. Amoakoh is also currently interning at AfriKids, where she is supporting the charity’s trusts and grants operations. She received her BA in International Affairs with a minor in Business Management from Northeastern University.

Elena Leleki (MA 2019) is conducting field research on the impact of the EU-Turkey deal on the protection framework for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece. Her concentration in the Human Rights Studies program has focused on the fields of international law and forced migration. Her research interests include international enforcement issues, humanitarian intervention, the European protection system for refugees and asylum seekers and the concept of responsibility-sharing within forced migration. She is currently working as a human rights advocacy intern at Madre, a women’s rights NGO based in New York City. She received her BA in social anthropology at Panteion University in Greece and her first Master’s in International Development at the London School of Economics (LSE).

The Graduate Global Policy Fellowship is awarded by Columbia’s Global Policy Initiative with the support of The Endeavor Foundation and The Lenfest Group