Bahá’í Chair Welcomes Sarah June Benjamin as 2017-2018 Writing Fellow

May 31, 2017

A Juris Doctorate graduate and Master of Arts candidate at American University, Sarah June Benjamin serves as the 2017-2018 Writing Fellow at the Baha'i Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland. As a refugee from the Liberian Civil War, she holds an interest in the rights of women and children in conflict zones. Prior to this role, Ms. Benjamin has served with the Washington College of Law War Crimes Research Office, Washington College of Law Human Rights Clinic, Tahirih Justice Center, and Baha'i Office of Public Affairs on matters regarding human and humanitarian rights. Currently, Ms. Benjamin is working on a publication with Dr. Hoda Mahmoudi, holder of the Baha’i Chair for World Peace, on the intellectual contributions of Baha'i scholarship, and a larger volume discussing Baha'i tenets that outline world peace and its relationship to current peace theory.

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