Human security and national security should be— and often are—mutually reinforcing. But secure states do not automatically mean secure peoples. Protecting citizens from foreign attack may be a necessary condition for the security of individuals, but it is certainly not a sufficient one. Indeed, during the last 100 years, far more people have been killed by their own governments than by foreign armies.
-The Human Security Report (2005)
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, and the assistance of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)
— co-winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize — Colgate’s Peace and Conflict Studies Program offers annual Student Summer Fellowships in Peace and Human Security.
Each summer, the ICBL hosts a number of Colgate Fellows for 10 weeks at international offices in Geneva, Paris, and Ottawa. The Human Security Fellows generally work on the preparation of treaty compliance documents, reviewing the performance of the various states that are signatories to the International Landmine Ban Treaty of 1995. The fellowship is open to Colgate students in any class year (including graduating seniors), in any department. An announcement for the fellowship — including information about additional eligibility requirements and application procedures — appear in the Colgate Maroon News
and other news sites in September of each year.