ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT DEBORAH MEIROWITZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Brown University | Rhode Island, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 10

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" Driven by the pursuit of justice, I aim to promote democratic institutions and bolster equity for all. In this manner, I will utilize the skills I gain from the Millennium Fellowship to affect social change through empathetic understanding and empowerment, particularly as it pertains to the rights and recognitions of Indigenous peoples. I am excited to collaborate with innovative and impassioned peers in pursuit of this critical mission. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Structural Sexual Violence on College Campuses

We engaged in this project to research and document elements of structural sexual violence on college campuses. Within this subject, our cohort sought to make visible what is typically thought of as invisible, namely the mechanisms of culture and policy regarding sexual violence on college campuses. With this focus at the forefront of our work with structural elements of sexual violence, we sought to further explore methodology for analysis, implementing various research techniques in engaged practice. The report below details the importance of this issue, the work we did to advance research on the issue, and recommended steps towards the future.

About the Millennium Fellow

Deborah Meirowitz is a motivated pre-law student studying International and Public Affairs and Theatre at Brown University. Deborah uses she/her/hers pronouns and is from Long Island, New York. At Brown, she is pursuing honors for IAPA’s policy and governance track, with a special interest in criminal justice reform, Indigenous studies, and international law. Deborah’s passion for social justice informs her scholarship and extracurricular engagements that include, but are not limited to, co-founder and National Chair of the Progressive Zionist Union, Vice-Chair of Transparency in Brown’s student government, and President of Brown Women’s Pre-Law Association. She organizes advocacy efforts centering mental health, disability justice, women’s rights, and sexual violence prevention and survivor support. Deborah aspires to continue to advocate for these causes as a professional, providing significant contributions to the UN’s Sustainable goals.