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International Mindedness Seminar with Remzi Cej

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, 7-8:20 p.m.
IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation

The Rotaract Club of Memorial is hosting an International Mindedness Seminar with War Refugee and Human Rights Activist, Remzi Cej. It's a great opportunity for people to learn about the hardships that different people in the world may face as he speaks of his experiences. It is open to the public and the cost of admission is just a non-perishable food item! If you have any more questions please feel free to e-mail mun.rotaract@gmail.com or check out our event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/219947668183035. Also for more about who Remzi is, here is his bio: Remzi Cej came to St. John's as a refugee from Kosovo during high school. He has spent most of his life in Canada volunteering as a human rights activist with Amnesty International, Oxfam Canada, War Child Canada, United Nations Association in Canada, and a number of local organizations including Association for New Canadians, AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador, Community Youth Network, and Refugee Immigrant Advisory Council.

Remzi is a Rhodes Scholar and holds a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Memorial University.

He is an Action Canada public policy fellow and a Terry Fox Humanitarian Award recipient, as well as the youngest recipient of the YMCA Peace Medal for Human Rights Education. Remzi was recently awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal for his community contributions. In his spare time, Remzi works on becoming a better photographer, learning languages (he currently speaks 7).

Remzi currently works as a Program and Policy Development Specialist for the provincial government and is also Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission.