Associate Dean Bravo appointed to the Helton Selection Committee of the American Society of International Law (ASIL)
Associate Dean Karen E. Bravo was appointed to the the Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program Commitee. The Helton Program, established in 2004 on the recommendation of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Honors Committee, recognizes the legacy of Arthur C. Helton , a remarkable ASIL member who died in the August 19, 2003 bombing of the UN mission in Baghdad along with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello and 20 others.
Professor Bravo says, "I was both honored and awed to participate on the selection committee. Honored to play a small role in carrying on the legacy of Andrew Helton, and awed by the commitment and creativity demonstrated by the young lawyers and law students who applied for the fellowship.”
Funded in part by contributions from ASIL members, the fellowship provides financial assistance in the form of micro-grants to ensure that these individuals have access to modest amounts of funding that can often stand between them and their first professional opportunities to become effective practitioners, experts, and scholars of international law. Fellows will undertake their project in association with an established educational institution, international organization, or non-governmental organization working in areas related to international law, human rights, and humanitarian affairs. Professor Bravo will serve on the 2012 selection committee which each year reviews applications for the fellowship.