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Congratulations to the 2010-11 Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2010-11 Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship Recipients

The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010-11 Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship.

These scholarships are intended to reward outstanding minority UCLA graduate students in the field of International Relations who need financial assistance.



Farnoosh Hashemian

FARNOOSH HASHEMIAN, JD Candidate, UCLA School of Law

Farnoosh Hashemian is a third-year law student in the Public Interest Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law. Prior to starting her legal education, she was a research associate at Physicians for Human Rights, where she led investigations on the consequences of human rights abuses at US detention facilities in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantánamo Bay. Her publications include two human rights reports on treatment of detainees entitled Broken Laws, Broken Lives and Leave No Marks in addition to a two volume book published in Iran in 2001 entitled The Trial and Diary of Abbass Amir Entezam, the longest-held prisoner of conscience in the Middle East. Farnoosh received her MPH from Yale University in 2005 and was awarded the Deans Award for Outstanding MPH Thesis.  Farnoosh is spending her summer in Afghanistan, working with Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission. At the Commission, she is leading an assessment into governance and conduct of Afghanistan Local Police, a village defense counterinsurgency initiative supported and funded by international forces.

Stephanie Santos

STEPHANIE SANTOS, Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Department of Women’s Studies

Stephanie is a PhD candidate at the UCLA Department of Women's Studies. She grew up in the Philippines, where she worked as a journalist and a researcher with various NGOs. Her dissertation examines contemporary (post-1995) discourses of governmentality and development in the Philippines, focusing on how the state crafts restrictive forms of neoliberal economic citizenship that co-opt indigenous Filipinas into the flows of global capital. She analyzes how neoliberal economic interventions like microcredit configure Filipinas as subjects and economic citizens. Through her teaching and research, she hopes to continue working with the women-centered transnational coalitions in the Philippines and Southeast Asia that are building development discourses around their epistemes of development and belonging.


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