French Lecture Series

4:45 PM  - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building) 401

Clare Ryan, Poiitical Science, will present "Les droits de l'homme dans la vie quotidienne: translating a Macalester education into a career in human rights." Ryan is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science. She graduated from Macalester in 2008, majoring in Political Science and minoring in French. As a Macalester student, Ryan studied abroad in Paris with the Internships in Francophone Europe program and was a legal intern at La Ligue des Droits de L’homme. After Macalester, Ryan worked in Auch, France with the Language Teaching Assistant program. Ryan then attended Yale Law School, where she focused on European constitutional law and children’s rights. In 2011, she worked for the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France and for the Groupe d’information et de soutien des immigrés in Paris. Ryan currently teaches public law classes in the Political Science Department. Next year, she will return to Strasbourg as a research fellow at the European Court of Human Rights.

Ryan will discuss how her experiences at Macalester influenced her career choices, particularly her focus on French law and European human rights. Then, she will describe her current work in human rights research and how her time in France has helped inform and guide this scholarship.

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6437

This event is for: Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: French and Francophone Studies

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