2015 Human Rights Colloquium Speakers

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Selected Presenters

Dimitry AnselmeDimitry Anselme
Facing History & Ourselves

Dimitry Anselme, MEd, is the director of program staff development at Facing History & Ourselves. He joined the staff in 1999 after teaching American & World History courses at Doherty High School in Worcester and at Brookline High school for 8 years. In 2004, he became the high school principal for the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School. He rejoined Facing History & Ourselves in his current position in 2007. Anselme graduated from Clark University and received his Master of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is originally from Haiti and grew up in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) and has been living in the Boston area since 1985. Anselme worked as an advisor for Gay/Straight Student Alliance in schools. He worked as a consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Department of Education to support the needs of high school LGBT students. He has served on the Brookline high school task force for Black Males Student Achievement. He served on the board of the Haitian-Multi Service Center of Catholic Charities in Boston. He is currently a university trustee for Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Pamela ChasekPamela Chasek
Manhattan College

Pamela Chasek, PhD, is a professor of political science and director of the International Studies Program at Manhattan College. She is also the executive editor of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, a reporting service on United Nations environment and development negotiations. She is the author and editor of numerous articles and several books on international environmental policy, politics and negotiations, including The Roads from Rio: Lessons learned from twenty years of multilateral environmental negotiations, and Global Environmental Politics, 6th edition.

Kate Jastram
University of California-Berkeley School of Law

Kate Jastram, JD, is a lecturer in residence and executive director of the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law at University of California-Berkeley School of Law. She teaches and writes on forced migration and on armed conflict. Her research focuses on the interplay of international law and national security. She has worked extensively with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to promote the teaching of international humanitarian law/the law of armed conflict in US law schools. Her research and reflections on that endeavor are the subject of her forthcoming article with Anne Quintin, in the ICRC Review, entitled “Prevention in Practice: Teaching International Humanitarian Law in U.S. Legal Academia.” Jastram is vice chair of the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict. She served on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration Advisory Task Force on Civil Immigration Detention Standards and was a lead expert on asylum issues for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent bipartisan federal agency. Prior to joining the faculty of Berkeley Law, she was a legal advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She holds a JD from University of California-Berkeley School of Law.

eric popkinEric Popkin
Colorado College

Eric Popkin, PhD, is associate professor of sociology and director of global social innovation programs at Colorado College. He recently completed eight years as associate dean of global, community, and summer programs, dean of summer programs, and founding director of the Colorado College Partnership for Civic Engagement. In his current administrative position, Popkin codeveloped a nine-week summer global sustainability internship program in collaboration with the Foundation for Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneur Corps (Ecuador, Bolivia, and India) tied to a course that critically examines community-based international development efforts within a broader analysis of development paradigms and explores the role of outsiders engaged in this work. Popkin served as campus change leader for the college’s successful effort to obtain the Ashoka Changemaker campus designation (third liberal arts college in the country to obtain this designation). Over the course of his 17-year academic career, Popkin has designed international community based learning programs tied to academic courses in Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and along the U.S-Mexican border and worked extensively with immigrant communities in New York and Colorado. This work included his establishment of the first U.S. liberal arts college semester program at the University of Havana, Cuba. Prior to entering academia, Popkin engaged in human rights work in Central America during the civil wars of the 1980s including the coordination of high-level delegations to conflicted regions of El Salvador.