Joe DelGrande
Human Rights Scholar

Joe DelGrande is a member of NYU School of Law’s class of 2022, planning to pursue international human rights work. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Fordham University at Rose Hill, graduating summa cum laude from the Global Business Honors Program, where he wrote his honors thesis on the impact of Islamic business organizations on the Turkish economy. After spending a year as a Business Support Analyst at Marlin Hawk, a boutique executive search firm in New York City, he began pursuing an M.A. degree with the German-Turkish Master’s Program in Social Sciences with Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and Berlin, Germany. There he focused on minority and migration-related issues, researching, among other topics, the linguistic rights of minority communities in Estonia, the EU’s capacity to enforce rule of law and human rights in Hungary, and the history of externalization of migrant control and pushbacks between Italy and Libya, culminating in a master’s thesis on the impact of right-wing populism on the identities of German-Turks living in Germany. Additionally, he worked as a research assistant with the Berlin Institute for Empirical Integration and Migration Research, assisting in the development of a social psychological experiment designed to measure changes in levels of subtle prejudice and xenophobia. As a Human Rights Scholar, Joe is working with Philip Alston and his team in preparation for his upcoming visit to Spain in his capacity as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty.


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