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Meet our first GJA Student Ambassadors for 2016-17!

The GJA Student Ambassador Programme is now open for 2016-17 - contact us to get involved!

2015-16 was the first year of the Global Justice Academy's Student Ambassador Programme, piloted on students reading for the LLM in Human Rights at Edinburgh Law School. The programme was a great success, and we are delighted to announce that it will not only be running again for 2016-17, but that it is open to any University of Edinburgh student.

The programme is designed to offer students with an interest in global justice concrete opportunities to get involved with the GJA and what we do. This can include reporting from events, penning a guest blog on a current event, or reviewing a new book in the field. Contributions are acknowledged at the end of the academic year as part of the closing dinner of our annual Summer School.

Vivek Bhatt and James Gacek are new students at Edinburgh Law School. Both are reading for a PhD, and they are our first two recruits to the 2016-17 Global Justice Academy Student Ambassador Programme. 

Vivek BhattVivek Bhatt is an incoming student for the PhD in Law. He recently completed the MSc in Political Theory at the London School of Economics, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours) and Master of International Law from the University of Sydney. His primary interest is in international laws relating to counterterrorism, conflict, and human rights. Vivek has authored a guest blog, 'The Apportionment of Shame: Rodrigo Duterte and the Cosmopolitan Discourse of International Criminal Law'.





James GacekJames Gacek is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Law School. While his research interests are many, his work can be generally categorised within the realms of socio-spatiality, socio-legality and socio-sexuality. He has begun and continues to publish in the areas of incarceration, genocidal carcerality, film and media studies, cultural, visual and green criminology, socio-legal studies, urban sociology, exploitative relationships between humans and animals, and emerging Canadian state surveillance. James is an American Sociological Association Student paper award recipient (2014). James is currently reviewing Bill Caplan's 2016 book, Buildings are for People, which will be posted on our blog as a contribution to our Urban Justice Lab.

Are you interested in becoming a Global Justice Academy Student Ambassador? Do you have students who would be interested? Please spread the word!

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