| Thursday, September 28, 2017 |
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Off-Campus Studies Fair

11:00 AM
Learn about opportunities to study abroad and in the U.S. as part of a Beloit College education.
Global event

Alumni Career Panel: Public Health and Human Rights

4:00 PM
As part of the Weissberg Fall Forum on Human Rights, four alumni working and studying in the field of public health will discuss their career paths and give advice for current students considering next steps after college.
Kidan Araya'13: Operations Specialist, One Health Institute at University of California Davis. Operations lead for PREDICT Senegal. She received her MA in Geography from University of Washington, focusing on anti-hunger, the right to food, global health and evaluation methods, and worked for one year with the HEAL Food Alliance.
Sandy Bogar'10: completed her PhD in Public and Community Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin (also in Milwaukee) in December and, as of January, has continued on at MCW as an instructor and research fellow in the Institute for Health & Equity.
Emily Knapp'10: doctoral candidate in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she also received a master's degree in Epidemiology. Her research interests include place-based and policy determinants of obesity. After graduating from Beloit in 2010, she worked for a nonprofit in Washington, DC on a national cystic fibrosis patient registry.
Amanda Mehl'06: Amanda Mehl, Beloit College class of 2006 is a registered nurse and has a Master's Degree in Public Health. Mehl is currently the Public Health Administrator at the Boone County Health Department where she had served since February of 2012 as the Director of Personal Health Services and in September of 2016, took over her role as Public Health Administrator.
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Weissberg Lecture: Tess Borden

7:00 PM
The keynote speaker for the Weissberg Fall Forum on Human Rights will be Tess Borden. Tess Borden is now Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. She was the 2015-2017 Aryeh Neier Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch. She works on the intersection of drug policy and criminal justice and is author of the 196-page ACLU/Human Rights Watch report "Every 25 Seconds: The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the United States." Tess clerked for the Honorable George A. O'Toole, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and was a researcher for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. She previously worked as a summer associate at a large law firm in New York City, as a paralegal in an immigration practice in Ithaca, NY, as an intern with Human Rights Watch in Dakar, and with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. She received her bachelor's degree from Yale College, where she majored in French, and her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the International Human Rights Clinic and an editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal. (source: ACLU website,