On Monday, the Hoover Institution held a panel discussion on Latin America’s upcoming governance challenges as a part of its series “Governance in an Emerging World.”
Recent Stanford graduate Alexis Kallen ’18 has traveled around the world to gain a deeper understanding of human rights abuses and hopes to pursue a career as an international human rights lawyer.
After witnessing life beyond “Lexus cages” during a service trip to Guatemala in 2007, Thompson combined his passion for service with his athletic talent by spearheading two 335-mile bicycling campaigns through Michigan. His efforts have raised nearly $40,000, funds that have gone toward providing food for children in Guatemala and building schools in Haiti.
Wise, who is now a pediatrics professor at the Stanford School of Medicine and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), has since returned to Guatemala each summer to provide medical care, train local health promoters, conduct research and talk to various organizations and agencies.
“You have to get out and go to these places,” Wise said. “You can’t do justice work in Guatemala sitting in Palo Alto.”