Age: 24
Home Town: Fulda, Minnesota
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Global Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Specific Field Interests: Human Rights, Community & Economic Development
Placement: People's Watch
Area of Focus: Human Rights

Highlights: While attending the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities for his undergraduate studies, Max focused his political science and global studies coursework on human rights. He subsequently became a member of the Human Rights Program's Student Advisory Board, carrying out human rights-focused programming on campus and also interned with the Refugee and Immigrant Program at the Advocates for Human Rights in Minneapolis, assisting with asylum cases. He was also a recipient of the U.S. State Department's Critical Language Scholarship through which he studied Arabic in Amman, Jordan. Since graduating, Max has been in Detroit, Michigan working in neighborhood stabilization to educate residents on homeownership and assist them in acquiring property, create plans for housing development, and implement community development initiatives.

Posts by maxwellkaufman

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Economic Empowerment as a Human Rights Intervention

In April I traveled to Bundi, Rajasthan with a group of AIF Fellows to learn […]

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Beyond the Clouds

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

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Xenoglossic Dream

The frequent code-switching between unfamiliar Indian languages and English fogs my stream of thought. I […]

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My Newfound Love for Motorcycle Rides

A quiet classmate once told me that automobiles treat their passengers much like a television […]

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