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.

Flashback Friday!

Flashback Friday to when MAIS student Olivia interned at the (ILO) International Labour Office, a United Nations specialized agency located in Geneva, Switzerland. Since summer is just around the corner, we are excited to see where our current students secure internships!

Latin American Studies Association’s Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Professor Christopher Loperena and Professor Lucia Cantero will both present at this year’s Latin American Studies Association’s annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Professor Loperena will participate in a roundtable discussion of “Otros Saberes: Collaborative Indigenous and Afro-descendant Knowledge Production” and Professor Cantero will present “Design as Biopolitics: Aesthetic Regimes of Exclusion in Brazil.”

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