Moritz Alumni Honored for Work Abroad
We are proud to announce that two Moritz graduates were honored at the OSU Alumni Association's 2004 Awards Banquet held October 8 in Columbus. The awards honor those individuals who personify the University's tradition of excellence, thereby bringing distinction to themselves and to Ohio State through their outstanding achievements. Salvador Cicero '98 and Andrea Shemberg '97 were both recipients of the William Oxley Thompson award.
The Thompson Alumni Award for early career achievement is presented to young alumni who have demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career, civic involvement, or both.
|Moritz Event Coordinator Laura Landy Carr, Cicero friends Bert & Katy Kram, Mr. & Mrs. Shemberg, Andrea Shemberg '97, Sal Cicero '98 and mom Aurora, Andrea's husband Franco, and Dean Nancy Rogers|
While working at the Mexican Consulate in Chicago, Sal assisted local attorneys in understanding international and immigration law as it pertained to defending Mexican nationals accused of a crime. His "memorandum of understanding" between the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Consulate may have been the first-ever agreement between a consulate and a state government agency relating to treatment of foreign nationals in the United States. His current work on human rights continues at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he provides legal advice on consular notification for accused foreign nationals, human trafficking, smuggling and other issues.
While studying at the London School of Economics, Andrea's analysis of a pipeline contract between the Turkish government and BP exposed inherent conflicts with Turkey's obligations under international human rights law, and led to an agreement to address the concerns, and integrate human rights concerns into future contracts. Her current work with Amnesty UK involves the launch of an international campaign to convince international public lenders and private corporations to integrate human rights safeguards into their business agreements.