Students Present to State Dept. Official

This past spring, international relations professor Jon Western and Spanish professor Rogelio Miñana, professor of Spanish, Latina/o, Latin American studies, decided to join their two courses together for a six-week innovative project on human rights advocacy and the use of new media. Students from each of the courses—International Human Rights Advocacy in Theory and Practice and The Other (in the) Media: New Media and Otherness in the Americas—worked together in small groups to create fictitious NGOs and human rights campaigns. At the end of the semester, each group presented their work to a panel that included Sarah King, special assistant at the State Department, President Lynn Pasquerella, trustee David Wilson, faculty, and staff, all of whom offered feedback and insights on developing and managing nongovernmental organizations and campaigns.