The Mgrublian Center for Human Rights

Honoring the Class of 2017

This year the Center honored two members of the class of 2017 for their human rights achievements.

Anoush Baghdassarian

Anoush Baghdassarian '17

Best Overall Student - Human Rights, Genocide, and Holocaust Studies Sequence.  In addition to successfully completing the sequence, Anoush also dual-majored in Psychology and Spanish during her four years at CMC.  She will spend the summer of 2017 in Armenia interviewing Syrian-Armenian refugees through a Davis Projects for Peace scholarship and plans to attend law school in the future.






Victor Lopez

Victor Lopez '17

Best Thesis in Human Rights:  LGBT Civil Rights vs. Religious Freedom: Determining the Constitutionality of Statutes that Prohibit Discrimination on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Grounds in Areas of Public Accommodations.  Following his graduation from CMC, Victor will attend Law School at Columbia University in the fall.





Highlighting Our Student Research

Congratulations to our 2016-17 Human Rights Fellows for a successful completion of their research projects, final papers, and oral presentations in April 2017.

Pictured above (left to right):  Professor Hilary Appel, Fiona Bare ’17, Roxane Sazegar ’19, Michele Pashby ’19, Anoush Baghdassarian ’17, William Cullen ’19, Sam Neufeld ’18, and Kirsti Zitar (not pictured: Patrick Elliott ’19)


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Mgrublian Center for Human Rights

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Claremont, CA 91711

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