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Student Finds Niche and a Passion for Human Rights

Although she grew up practically in the shadow of campus, just down the road in South Deerfield, Lilly Pfannebecker '07 (legal studies/political science) is a worldly young woman. "I have always been curious about people and places that are different and distant from my everyday life," she says. In high school Pfannebecker developed an interest in history and politics-specifically foreign policy and international politics. "I started to worry about the U.S. role in world affairs and became disheartened with our impact on the various political systems in the world. And I became critical of the nation's role in important international issues, like our lag in the amount of money given for AIDS research and AIDS victims in Africa, our lack of support for sex education programs that endorse abortion, and our failure to observe human rights norms."

9/25/06