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Student Group

The Centre of Governance and Human Rights is fortunate to have an engaged student community from across the university. This is headed by our Student Group, which plays a central role in coordinating events, publicity, outreach and the CGHR Research Group. Each year, the Student Group makes a crucial and often inspired contribution to CGHR's work, bringing fresh ideas and helping to open up new directions for CGHR activities.  

As CGHR’s Student Group Coordinator I helped manage the publicity, outreach and events of a research centre at the cutting edge of its field. I honed a range of competencies, from editing and writing skills to organising content for social media, as well as gaining experience in leading an enthusiastic and engaged team. We had ample opportunity to make new connections and execute initiatives to expand the reach of the Centre. It was particularly enjoyable to be exposed to the ideas, people and conversations around CGHR, which enlivened my academic experience and exposed me to new pathways for putting my degree into practice. Partha Moman, CGHR Student Group Coordinator, 2014-15.


Student Group 2016/2017



Nikta Daijavad 

Nikta Daijavad, MPhil in International Relations and Politics - Nikta is the Coordinator of the CGHR Student Group.

Events Team

David Orr

David OrrMPhil in International Relations and Politics - David is the Events Coordinator. 








Georgiana EpureMPhil in International Relations and Politics - Georgiana is Events Officer.

Beatriz EsperancaLLM International Law - Beatriz is Events Officer.

Laura Breen









Laura BreenMPhil International Relations and Politics - Laura is the Events Co-Ordinator and Film Series Lead.

Declaration Podcast Team







Matt MahmoudiMPhil in Development Studies - Matt is Podcast Team Member.







Eva MilneLLM International Law - Eva is Podcast Team Member & Editorial Officer.

Scott Novak







Scott NovakMPhil in International Relations and Politics - Scott is Podcast Team Member.

Max Curtis







Max Curtis, MPhil in International Relations and Politics - Max is Podcast Team Member & Editorial Team Member.

Talia Zybutz







Talia ZybutzMPhil in International Relations and Politics - Talia is Podcast Team Member & Editorial Team Member.

Joanna KozlowskaMPhil in International Relations and Politics - Joanna is Podcast Team Member.


Find out more about the CGHR Declaration Podcast and listen to it here.


Student Group Members 









Mary Charlotte CarrollMPhil in International Relations and Politics.

Florence Gildea

Florence Gildea, Mphil in Sociology. 


Past Student Group Members

  • Partha Moman
  • Lucia Linares
  • Lucia Graham-Wood
  • Scott Limbrick 
  • Eva Namusokee
  • Yi Ren Thng
  • Jesse Coleman
  • Gabriela Martinez
  • Lila Glick
  • Hannah Tigerschiold
  • Yvonne Frankfurth
  • Lucy McMahon
  • Njoki Wamai
  • Lou Cantwell
  • Justine Kolata
  • Zoe Petkanas
  • Robert Norfolk-Whittaker
  • Mona Elbahtimy
  • Justin Kempley
  • Daniella Ritzau-Reid
  • Hubertus Jürgenliemk
  • Nadia Kevlin
  • Rachel Kean
  • Taylor Burns
  • Jocelyn Perry
  • Rohan Lambore
  • Anne Martine Norli Solstad
  • Nadia O'Shaughnessy
  • Mara Gonzalez-Souto
  • Zach Blachard
  • Rebekah Larsen
  • Babak Mohammadzadeh
  • Clara Strandhoj
  • Rebecca Vaa
  • Annette LaRocco
  • Stephanie Diepeveen
  • Eugenia Tanaka