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Global Ideas, Local Impact

Are you interested in learning more about human rights? Join the student advisory board for a celebration of the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI and the one year anniversary of the Human Rights Certificate at Duke! 

5:00 pm Alumni Human Rights Career Panel

6:00 pm Human Rights Research Slam featuring students who received a summer Human Rights Research Grant, participated in rights-focused DukeImmerse and DukeEngage programs, were awarded the Koonz Prize in Human Rights, or conducted research for a human rights course.  Student research topics include prisoners’ rights, disability rights, reproductive rights, and the relationship between Serbian pop music and ethnic hate. 

A reception will follow the event.

Alumni Panelists:

Aayah El-Naggar is a Founding Partner at Stanick & El-Naggar, an Immigration & Human Rights Law Firm based in Manhattan. As part of the firm’s Human Rights initiative, Aayah partners with local organizations to assist individuals pro-bono. One of these organizations, Unchained at Last, is a non-profit fighting to end child marriage in the United States. Most recently, Aayah was among the NoBanJFK Attorneys who volunteered at JFK airport, offering assistance to travelers stranded abroad or effected by the executive orders. Prior to founding Stanick & El-Naggar, Aayah lived in Cairo, Egypt, working as an Associate in the International Arbitration department at Baker & Mckenzie. Aayah has a B.A. in International Comparative Studies from Duke University, and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. During her time at Washington University in St. Louis, she was chosen as a Dagen-Legomsky Fellow and spent six months at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, assisting the Prosecution in its case against the alleged perpetrators of the 2005 terrorist attacks that killed former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Over the years, Aayah has interned both locally and nationally with the Council on American Islamic Relations, where she helped draft a bill protecting Halal Food labels, argued against the constitutionality of the NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance Program and against the government’s No-fly list.


Joy Lampkin Foster is the owner of and lead strategist for Delchrys, a consulting firm for companies and institutions looking to shift or expand their brand and product offerings. Companies come to Delchrys when looking to roll out a new product or project, or when seeking to reach a new market. Each project that Delchrys takes on has a focus on social impact, including addressing injustice and inequity, creating opportunities for human connection, and increasing the quality of life for individuals and communities. Through her work with Delchrys, Joy assists her clients in creating bold cultural shifts and social change. Prior to her work with Delchrys, Joy contributed skills in strategic planning and client services to a variety of organizations, including Children’s Harbor Family Center, the Georgia Justice Project, Turning the Page, and The Miami Foundation. Passionate about a range of human rights issues, Joy is involved in a number of philanthropic organizations including the Perez Art Museum’s Fund for African American Art, the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade County, and The Miami Foundation.


Lindsay Rodman is Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security in the Military, Veterans and Society Program.  She also holds fellowships at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and the University of Ottawa’s Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), and is an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.  She recently left the Obama Administration, where she served in the Pentagon as Senior Advisor for International Humanitarian Policy.  Prior to her political appointment, she was on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in various roles as a judge advocate, including as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and as the Operational Law Attorney for 1st Marine Division (FWD) in Afghanistan from 2010-2011.  Her last duty assignment as an active duty Marine was as a White House Fellow from 2014-2015, where she served as Director for Defense Policy and Strategy at the National Security Council.  Prior to joining the Marine Corps, Lindsay was an associate at the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer) in Washington, DC.  She is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD, 2007), the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (MPP, 2007), and Duke University (AB Mathematics & Public Policy Studies, 2003), and currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband Matthew and her son Benjamin.  


Jaclyn Grace is a Senior Associate in the West and Central Africa and Haiti region at Chemonics International, a leading partner in international development. She divides her time supporting business development efforts for USAID-funded projects in the region, and project management for the U.S. Department of State “Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Capacity Building in Mauritania” activity. This project builds the capacity of religious affairs ministries in Mauritania to bring together traditional leaders, government, and community influencers to develop and transmit authentic, locally resonant, moderate messaging and speak out against violent extremism. Originally from Niskayuna, NY, Jaclyn graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a dual degree B.A. in International Comparative Studies and French Studies, and has also completed coursework at the universities Paris I and Paris VII. While at Duke, she worked with post-Troubles community reconciliation efforts in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and volunteered in Bangalore, India at the youth empowerment NGO Dream A Dream. She has conducted independent research in Batoufam, Cameroon exploring the relationship between chieftaincy and community socioeconomic development, which she used as the foundation for an honors thesis. Jaclyn was a recipient of the 2015 Oliver W. Koonz Human Rights Prize and an Alice M. Baldwin scholar, and currently lives in Washington, D.C







March 29, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
Campus Dr.
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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