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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

    The PRIDE Black Student Alliance student group invites the Hamline community to attend its 18th annual Kwanzaa celebration on Wednesday, December 2 in Anderson Room 111 at 5 p.m. Join in celebrating African-American culture and history through music, literature, and food.

    The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be on Thursday, December 3 from 4:30-5 p.m. by the Bishop.  Come for caroling and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies.  This event is free and families are welcome.

    As the December holiday season fast approaches, mark your calendars with the following holiday concerts and worship events. Please keep an eye on Inside Hamline for additional events and programs.