ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations.  80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. 

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MADELINE SPENCER POTEET, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Salisbury University | Maryland, United States | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 8

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow to build a global network of other change-makers and develop connections that will serve me for the rest of my life. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Responsibility to Protect: Justice in Rakhine State

My project is a comprehensive research project designed to bring attention to the ethnic cleansing being carried out in Myanmar of the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. This research will highlight the human rights atrocities carried out by the military dictatorship in Myanmar and the gaps in international law which have made this possible. This project works to progress numerous targets of Goal 16, including reducing all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere, promoting the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensuring equal access to justice for all, creating a peaceful society where people can live free from fear, violence, intimidation, and arbitrary action.

About the Millennium Fellow

Madeline Poteet is a fourth year student at Salisbury University majoring in Political Science and International Relations and minoring in Law, Justice and Advocacy. In addition to serving as a Campus Director of the Millennium Fellowship, Madeline is also a student of Salisbury University's Honors College and a 2020 Boren Scholar. She is passionate about human and civil rights issues and intends on one day becoming an international prosecutor to bring justice to vulnerable populations. A fun fact about Madeline is that she speaks Bahasa Indonesian.

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