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Human Rights and Culture Presentations Held in November

Posted on: October 23rd, 2015 by marketingworkstudy No Comments

The MCTC World Languages department, in conjunction with Student Life, is pleased to announce the fall 2015 Human Rights and Culture Presentations that will be held at the MCTC campus during the month of November.

Sponsored by the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota’s Law School, presentations will be given by six distinguished Humphrey fellows who will be spending the 2015-2016 academic year at the University of Minnesota Law School, pursuing studies and professional development work in the areas of human rights, law, human trafficking and law enforcement.

The presentations will be held on successive Thursdays in November, beginning on November 5 and will run successively for three weeks, culminating with the last set of presentations on November 19. The presentations will be held in the Helland Center Multi-purpose Room (H.1002) from 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided at all three of the presentations.

The list of the presentations on our MCTC campus is as follows:

November 5, 2015

  • Human Rights and Culture in The Philippines & Haiti
  • 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m., H.1002
  • Presenters: Amelia Lourdes Mendoza (The Philippines) & Nidson Augustin (Haiti)

November 12, 2015

  • Human Rights and Culture in Burma (Myanmar) & Yemen
  • 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m., H.1002
  • Presenters: Ja Aung Lu (Burma – Myanmar) & Fadia Thabet (Yemen)

November 19, 2015

  • Human Rights and Culture in Nigeria & Egypt
  • 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m., H.1002
  • Presenters: Abosede Oyeleye (Nigeria) & Wesam Ibrahim (Egypt)

Everyone is invited to hear these speakers discuss topics of human rights and culture. The speakers have a wide variety of professional experience in the topics that pertain to human rights and culture.

Humphrey Law Fellows to Bring Expertise, Global Perspectives to MCTC

Posted on: November 7th, 2013 by insidemctc No Comments

You are invited to hear Hubert H. Humphrey Law Fellows from the Human Rights Center of the University of Minnesota deliver presentations on topics of human rights and culture. Six fellows will speak to the MCTC community on two different days. The fellows bring a wide range of expertise in areas of international law, development, criminal justice and human trafficking. All presentations are held at MCTC free of charge and are open to the public.

Wed., Nov. 13, 6–8 p.m. in the Helland Center Multi-purpose Room, H.1002

Photo: Nawarathne MarasingheNawarathne Marasinghe

  • Senior State Counsel in the Attorney General’s Department and attorney at law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
  • Awarded a gold medal for the best research article and published in the prestigious Law Journal of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka
  • Will perform a demonstration of Sri Lankan dance during his presentation

Photo: Sandhya Basini SitoulaSandhya Basini Sitoula

  • Program Coordinator at the Center for Legal Research and Resource Development, a national level NGO in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Builds training for human trafficking protection actors and sensitizes concerned stakeholders in systematizing a victim-centered approach while prosecuting trafficking cases


Wed., Nov. 20, 6–8 p.m. in the Helland Center Multi-purpose Room, H.1002


Photo: Suhail Ahmed Suhail Ahmed

  • Project Manager with the DevCon: An Association of Rural Development, Pakistan
  • Advocates for the rights of children before various departments in the government, provides aid to child victims of violence and conducts fact-finding investigations in cases of child rights violations


Photo: Ehtasham AnwarEhtasham Anwar

  • Director in a World Bank-funded project, Pakistan
  • A civil servant belonging to Pakistan Administrative Service; served as Additional Deputy Commissioner in Islamabad
  • Writes articles on legal and administrative issues to all leading English dailies of Pakistan


Photo: Olushegun Tidjani Serpos Olushegun Tidjani Serpos

  • Examining Magistrate for the Tribunal Division of the Ministry of Justice in Abomey-Calavi, Benin
  • Investigates criminal cases, manages pretrial affairs of detainees, coordinates with prosecutors and police


Photo: Ghada SabbaghGhada Sabbagh

  • Attorney with the Levant Law Practice in Beirut, Lebanon
  • A member of the legal team that represents victims before the Special Tribunal of Lebanon
  • Organizes trainings and workshops on topics such as human trafficking and identifying cases of sexual and gender-based violence