•  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."

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    The Wesley Center and Multifaith Alliance will host a Holiday Fair with displays, food, and games related to different holiday traditions on Wednesday, December 11 from 4-6 p.m. in Anderson Room 111.

    The Sustainability Initiative invites everyone on campus to the next Changemakers Cinema screening of The House I Live In on December 7, 2016 at 6:30-9 p.m. in Drew Science Room 118.

    Join in thanking Wesley Center staff member Margot Howard for her service to Hamline and congratulating her on her new position in Academic Advising at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. A reception for Howard is on Monday, December 12 from 4-5:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Anderson Center near the terrace windows.