Emily Sessoms (Class of 2012)

Photo by Emily Sessoms


In January, 14 students and two faculty members traveled to Thailand to study human rights violations in Burma. The field-study, led by Assistant Professor of Political Science Dan Chong, visited the towns of Chiang Mai and Mae Sot and allowed students to gain first-hand experiences of the current situation, the culture and what different organizations are doing to help.


While in Mae Sot, participants visited a trash-dump site, which serves as the “homes” of Burmese citizens who have not attained refugee status and instead live as illegal immigrants.

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Taken on January 6, 2011