Collection includes a copy of her honors thesis "Chester Crocker
and the Negotiations for Namibian Independence: The Role of the Individual in Recent
American Foreign Policy," 1989, and her paper "Observations on Namibian Independence,"
1989, with a cover letter to Jackson from Biehl; clippings and press releases on her
death; materials from her memorial service at Stanford, including text of remarks by
Steve Stedman and Rich Schavone; letters to Jackson and one outgoing response, 1993-97;
transcript of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Amnesty Hearings for the men
convicted of her death, 1997; and newsletters, by-laws, and other materials of the Amy
Biehl Foundation, 1995-96.
Amy Elizabeth Biehl earned her A.B. at Stanford University in 1989; Kennell Jackson was
her professor and advisor on her senior honors thesis. After graduation she worked with
the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, working in Namibia, South
Africa, Burundi, Cote d'Ivoire, Congo, Guyana, Suriname and Zambia. She was in South
Africa as a Fulbright Scholar when she was killed in August 1993.
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