Two of this year’s winners are students in the Dual BA Program: Noa Levy-Baron ‘20GS and Lucienne Marie Paradis ‘20GS. Levy-Baron was recognized for her essay titled “Art Therapy with Refugees: Overcoming Processes of Pathologization and Fostering Social Integration,” while Paradis was recognized for her essay titled “(Un)Dividing the Balkan City of Bridges: School Reform and Re-structuring in Post-Conflict Mostar as a Model of Positive Peace Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina.”
Both Levy-Baron and Paradis have been influenced in their writing by their extra-curricular activities. During her time at Columbia, Levy-Baron founded the Human Rights Arts Festival at Columbia University. Paradis spent the summer of her junior year doing a program in Sarajevo and traveling around the region.