May 24, 2007
•They will attend programs in Amsterdam,
Copenhagen, New York
WALLA WALLA, Wash.-- Humanity in Action (HIA) selected four Whitman College
students for its 2007 diversity fellowship programs in New
York City, Amsterdam and Copenhagen this summer.
They were four of only 57 undergraduate students in the country to receive
these awards and were chosen based on academic merit, leadership potential and
interest in minority issues and human rights.
The four will join selected students from Europe for five
weeks of intensive study of contemporary minority and human rights issues in
the United States and Europe, beginning May 29.
Aisha Fukushima ’09, a French major from Bellevue,
Washington, was selected for the Dutch Program
in Amsterdam. Politics
and economics major Moabi Garebamono ’09, from Botswana,
and Laura Hanson ’07, a peace and conflict studies major from Tipp
City, Ohio, were both chosen for
the Danish Program in Copenhagen.
Thomas Miller ’07, from Seattle, was chosen for
the American Program in New York.
Miller, a politics and rhetoric and film studies major, was also awarded a
follow-up internship in Berlin.
During these programs, which are held in Denmark, France,
Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and the United States, HIA focuses on three
interrelated areas of historic and contemporary importance:
1) examples of resistance to the Holocaust;
2) the development of international human rights
institutions and doctrines; and
3) current minority issues and their relationship to human
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