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Jun 08, 2015
by Rachitaa Gupta
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New LGBT Fellows

New Fellows Joining our Global LGBT Forum

At the brink of our third meeting of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum we want to use the momentum and start a new twice-a-year newsletter for our Global LGBT Forum Network. In this edition (subscribe here) we start with a few highlights from our past Fellows and the new people joining us this year. We hope that it inspires you to reconnect, and even more, share with us your own stories for future editions of our newsletter. If you want to reach out to our Fellowship Network, please keep us updated and send your updates to: fellowship@salzburgglobal.org 

Salzburg Global Seminar would like to welcome the following new fellows to its Global LGBT Forum, who will be joining us for Global LGBT Forum - Strengthening Communities: LGBT Rights & Social Cohesion.


Rangita de Silva de Alwis was appointed Associate Dean for International Affairs, University of Pennsylvania Law School in January, 2015. She was also honored by the SEC Women's Committee "for her contributions as an advocate, scholar, and policy maker forging the path for women’s equality."

Kiromiddin Gulov is director of Equal Opportunities at AIDS Action Europe, the only organisation providing support for LGBT community in Tajikistan. He was a panelist at the 2nd Regional Practical Conference “Eurasian Trans Health” (forming the system of medical care for transgender people in the CIS countries) in October 2014.

Robert Moeller, Assistant Professor at Middlebury College, authored an article 'An episodic analysis of substance use and risky sexual behavior in a racially diverse sample of young men who have sex with men' in Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. His research is also published in Journal of Homosexuality.

Arber Nuhiu, Executive Director at Center for Social Group Development in Kosovo, contributed to the Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo report, “Freedom and Protection for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender in Kosovo” in 2013.

Stefan Scholz spoke at Discussion Meeting on EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans – Strengthening Regional Cooperation in April 2015. He is Head of Department, Planning and Programming Development at Federation Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.

Wei Wei, Associate Professor of Sociology at East China Normal University, published his second book 'Queering Chinese Society: Urban Space, Popular Culture and Social Policy in Chinese.

Kaoru Aoyama co-authored 'Asian Women and Intimate Work' published in 2013, which was the Winner of the 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award.

Patricia Davis was panel speaker at 'Global Leadership in the Fight for LGBT Rights and Equality' event on Capitol Hill in December 2014. She is the Director for Global Programs, Human Rights, and Labor at US Department of State.

The Salzburg Global program Global LGBT Forum - Strengthening Communities: LGBT Rights & Social Cohesion is part of multi-year series Global LGBT Forum. The list of our partners for Session 551 can be found here. For more information, please visit the link: http://www.salzburgglobal.org/issues-programs/justice/2010-2019/2015/session-551.html

You can follow all the discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by following the hashtag #SGSlgbt.

* LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. We are using this term as it is widely recognized in many parts of the world, but we would not wish it to be read as in any way exclusive of other cultures, terms or groups.