Ethics Center Student Fellows Reach Destinations

July 7, 2006

All six 2006 Ethics Center Student Fellows have arrived at their internship sites, where they will stay for eight weeks as interns with host organizations and conducting research of their own design. Here's a look at what each one will be doing:

William Chalmus '07 is spending half his time with the School of Playback Theater in New Paltz, NY, and will be applying what he learns to his time with Contact Inc. in Brisbane, Australia. Focusing on theater as a means of social change, William is currently taking a class on "The Knowing Listener" and rehearsing with the NYC hip-hop Playback team.

Daniel Duffy '07 is in Chiapas, Mexico, working with the indigenous media networking organization Red de Comunicadores Boca de Polen. Most recently, Daniel traveled to Mexico City to record a protest for local community radio stations.

Kosmas Kaprinis '07 is busy working with the Kokkalis Foundation in Athens and Olympia, Greece, on the Balkan Studies Summer Seminar. He's using his free time surveying Balkan youth on their thoughts on reconciliation and the possibility of building a unified Balkan civil society.

Joshua Rosenthal '07 is working with Access to Information Programme Foundation in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he is assisting with everything from grant applications to editing documents in English. Taking a break from World Cup festivities, Joshua had the opportunity to visit the Black Sea, taking in the sights of the Boulevard Tsar Osvoboditel and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Naomi Safran-Hon '08 is using her photography skills in her work with the Art Therapy Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she is assisting with exhibitions of art produced by AIDS orphans in art therapy workshops. Naomi has passed out over 100 disposable cameras to the children, enabling them to document their experiences and learn about photography.

Dana Sawitz '08 is in Dakar, Senegal, working with the West African Research Center. Her work involves increasing the printed materials available in indigenous African languages in the hopes of supporting literacy efforts and the availability of human rights documents. Dana is currently working on "Know Your Rights!", a project focused around women's rights.

For more information on the Ethics Center Student Fellowship, click here.