Burma, the Dominican Republic, Switzerland, Cambodia, Turkey… these are just some of the countries where MAIS students will be conducting research or completing internships this summer. We look forward to hearing more about student’s research and will be posting highlights here all summer long.

MAIS recently hosted Dr. Charles Hale from the University of Texas Austin

As part of our annual Guest Speaker Series, MAIS recently hosted Dr. Charles Hale from the University of Texas Austin. Dr. Hale is an internationally acclaimed anthropologist and Director of the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies. MAIS students and faculty attended Monday’s talk entitled “When Rights Ring Hollow: The Undoing of Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Indigenous and Afro-Latin America”

Congratulations to MAIS alumn Patrick Musibi

Congratulations to MAIS alumn Patrick Musibi, who was recently hired as a Child Protection Specialist within the Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) in UNICEF’s South Sudan Country Office in Juba. Patrick’s main responsibility is to work for the release and reintegration of these child soldiers. We are very proud of you, Patrick!

MAIS Guest Lecture: Dr. Rachel Hall-Clifford

MAIS was fortunate to host guest speaker Dr. Rachel Hall-Clifford last night in our annual guest lecture series. Hall-Clifford discussed her work, which focuses on inequalities in the delivery of primary health care, particularly for rural, indigenous populations in Guatemala. She has previously worked on projects in Albania, China and Africa, but now works in Guatemala researching treatments for childhood illnesses. “As Guatemalans like to say, progress is being made ‘poco a poco’ or ‘little by little’,” she explained.