When Hilary Holbrow was a high school student studying Japanese at a nontraditional school in Massachusetts, her teachers made a suggestion: travel to Japan and study at similar schools while staying with different host families. She loved the idea, and she was soon on a plane by herself traveling 7,000 miles away.
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Hamilton Lugar Grad John McHugh Awarded Marshall Scholarship
Recent Hamilton Lugar School graduate John McHugh (BA ’18) has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships for US students, to pursue graduate study in the United Kingdom. Created by the British government in 1953 to strengthen ties between the two countries, the scholarship provides education to “distinguished young Americans” and… Read more »
Introducing the #GetHLS Newsletter
Globally Engaging Together is a biweekly newsletter sent to the Hamilton Lugar School community. You can subscribe here. Feature Story: Betty Dlamini Inspired by a desire to bring people together in the midst of a pandemic and after the killing of George Floyd, Betty Dlamini, senior lecturer in African Studies, wrote and recorded a collection… Read more »
Global Panel Launches Toolkit for Advancing Women’s Land and Property Rights
The Hamilton Lugar School hosted the launch of an expert toolkit to advance women’s land and property rights as part of a global effort to connect international human rights mechanisms to advocates working at the local level. Co-hosted by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), the HLS Tobias Center, and the… Read more »
Military Coup in Myanmar Distressing to Human Rights and Democracy Activists
The military coup that has ended Myanmar’s civilian government and brought military chief Min Aung Hlaing to power is a dangerous and anti-democratic move that is very worrying to those concerned with human rights, civil rights, and the development of democracy.
Pioneering Symposium Analyzes COVID’s Effect on Caretakers
On January 14 and 15, the Hamilton Lugar School brought together a diversity of scholars and researchers to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives and wellbeing of caretakers, particularly in academia.
Postdoctoral Fellow Studies Pandemic’s Effect on Teachers
Elisheva (Elly) Cohen, a postdoctoral fellow and visiting lecturer in the Department of International Studies, has been studying the effect of the “dual pandemics” of Covid-19 and systemic racism on elementary school teachers since March.
Capitol Riot Reveals to the World an America in Crisis
The violent riot on the grounds of the US Capitol that interrupted the Congress’s certification of the Electoral College results and left five people dead was perhaps the strongest sign yet of an America in domestic crisis, with significant implications for foreign policy and international relations.
Sixth Conference on America’s Role in the World® Brings Together Experts and Activists at Time of Transition
Seven weeks before a new administration enters the White House, the Hamilton Lugar School’s sixth conference on America’s Role in the World® brought together a diverse range of experts and activists under the theme “Foreign Policy Begins at Home.”
Rohingya Activist Wai Wai Nu to Receive Prestigious Award at Conference on America’s Role in the World®
At the Hamilton Lugar School’s sixth conference on America’s Role in the World®, Rohingya Burmese activist Wai Wai Nu will receive the School’s Global Voices for Change Award, given for her dedication to improving the lives of Rohingya in Myanmar, empowering marginalized women, advocating for equal rights, and enhancing mutual understanding between diverse groups.