On December 13, American Studies graduate Benji de la Piedra (CC '14) will be participating in the 2016 Fellows Conference of the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability through the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. The talk is open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend.
Benji will be speaking about the GSAS Life Histories Project he has been undertaking since completing his master's in oral history last spring. His talk will be part of the culminating conference for the Alliance for Historical Dialogue & Accountability fellowship program at Columbia. Benji will speak about the genesis of his project, take stock of the lessons he and his partner have learned in interviewing graduate students, and outline their vision for expanding he scope and reach of their interviews and initiate nuanced public dialogues on campus about student identities and experiences at Columbia.