The 2010 winners of the first annual Oliver W. Koonz Human Rights Prize were:

Best Essay: Caroline Lampen (’10) “The Emergence of a Norm Cascade on Violence Against Women: CEDAW or Transnational Advocacy Network?“ prepared for Dr. Imke Risopp-Nickelson’s “International Human Rights” class in the Fall of 2009. Lampen graduated in May 2010 with a political science major (concentration in international relations) and a Spanish minor. She served as co-president of the Millennium Villages Project. “Don’t Discount the MDGs,” an opinion piece co-written with Marie Aberger, appeared in the October 20, 2009, edition of The Chronicle, the Duke student newspaper.  She spent a summer studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain and a semester enrolled in the Duke in New York Arts and Media Program.  Her interest in international human rights advocacy led her to write this paper on violence against women.  She hopes to pursue a career at an NGO or non-profit in international human rights advocacy, American foreign policy, and sustainable development issues relating to human security in the developing world.

Best Alternative Project: Christine Barnes (Trinity 2010), Kamilah Barnette (Trinity 2011), Catalina Hidalgo (Trinity 2011) and Kate Van Buskirk (Baldwin Scholar, Trinity 2010): “Mapping Civil Rights in Durham” was created by four students enrolled in Barbara Lau’s “Civil/Human Activism in Durham: In the Spirit of Pauli Murray” class. The class, funded by a course development grant from the Duke Human Rights Center and taught through the Center for Documentary Studies and the Department of Cultural Anthropology, was a component of the Pauli Murray Project. Formed in spring 2009, the project aims to re-introduce the Durham-born activist, historian, attorney, author and Episcopal priest to Duke students and the local community, as well as encourage further activism in Durham.