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    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

    June 20-24, 2016 is Minnesota Private College Week, a chance for hundreds of prospective undergraduate students and their families to visit Hamline and Minnesota's 16 other private colleges across the state. Feel free to offer a friendly Piper greeting when you see these tour groups walking across campus this week.

    Looking for something to jazz up your summer? Come to the Summer Solstice Jazz Evening on Tuesday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m. on the Anderson Center patio with performances by the Hamline Jazz Combo and Debbie Duncan.

    The Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives Office is still looking for student, faculty, and staff volunteers to represent Hamline at our Twin Cities Pride Festival booth or in the Pride Parade on Saturday and Sunday June 25-26, 2016.