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Human Rights Minor Awarded International Public Service Fellowship

Apr 10 2018

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Awards, Teaching & Students

Congratulations to Human Rights Minor Julian Bava ‘18  for receiving the International Public Service Fellowship, which provides one opportunity for a graduating senior to invest their talent, energy and training in public service abroad. 

“While Stanford has given me an unparalleled grounding in the study of human rights, I want to tackle the issues I care about beyond the safety of a classroom in Palo Alto. Seeing the world and its problems first-hand is the only way to become the best advocate possible,” stated Julian.

An active member of the Stanford community, he has contributed his time and expertise to public service including, but not limited to, Stanford Music + Mentorship in East Palo Alto and serving as a translation and interpretation volunteer with the Stanford Immigrants' Rights Clinic. 

Julian was a Handa Center Human Rights Fellow in 2016, working with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague. Reflecting upon the Human Rights minor and the Handa Center, Julian said, “I would not be launching my career in international public service were it not for the Handa Center's steady guidance. This team helped me find my passion for international justice by connecting me with mentors and advising me on my course load. The Human Rights minor has provided me with the theoretical and practical foundations I need to apply my education in an international setting.” 

The Handa Center is pleased to follow Julian’s fellowship abroad and his continued commitment to public service. You can read more about Julian’s interests and service experience on the Haas Center for Public Service web site here.