Nils Muiznieks ’82, the former Latvian Minister for Integration Affairs, is now the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe elected by the Parliamentary Assembly. Over the past 20 years, he has held numerous prominent positions. These positions include: Director of the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute at the Faculty of Social Science of the University of Latvia in Riga, Chairman of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, Latvian minister responsible for social integration, anti-discrimination, minority rights, and civil society development, and Director of the Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies.
Nils lives and works in Latvia where he has authored several books on the topic of Latvian independence. He is also a faculty member and the director of the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute at the University of Latvia.
Webb had the honor of sitting down with Nils for a 22.5 Minutes interview in 2012. The interview can be read here.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”