•  Ahmed Sirleaf 05

    Ahmed Sirleaf '05

    Life After Hamline

    "It's a competitive world out there. I would not have been able to accomplish what I have without my Hamline education. No other place would have prepared me as well."

    A legal studies major and conflict studies minor, Ahmed Sirleaf came to Hamline already knowing how he would apply his knowledge. A native of Liberia, Sirleaf fled the country because of violence and civil war. At Hamline he was determined to learn the skills necessary to help his people.

    Today Sirleaf, who earned a master's degree from the United Nations University for Peace, helps people around the world as a program associate for the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, implementing justice initiatives in societies that have experienced severe violence. He immediately became involved in the Liberian conflict, working with the Liberian Reconciliation Truth Commission to encourage Liberians living outside the country to participate in an investigation of human rights abuses during the war.

    "University for Peace was extremely intense," says Sirleaf. "I interacted with members of the U.N. and took classes with people from all over the wold and from top schools-- Harvard, Yale, and others. Many students had to drop out, but I found I was a tough competitor. Hamline prepared me with a solid undergraduate education."

  • News

    Hamline University Honors (HUH) Program will be hosting the first Compelling Conversation event of the year, Research Beyond the Classroom, on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. in GLC room 1s.

    Interested in pursuing Hamline's 3-3 Program with the Mitchell Hamline School of Law? Join Hamline's legal studies program and an admissions counselor from Mitchell Hamline on Tuesday, November 1 from 11L30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for an information session. Please RSVP to Meg Hobday at mhobday01@hamline.edu.

    Join the First Generation Engagement Committee for the 3rd First Friday Event on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Anderson Center 304. Get your questions answered and hear all about Academic Advising Week and registration. All students welcome.