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Meet Bruce Dayton, Imraan Buccus, and Goran Jovanovic, SIT Graduate Institute's Global Master’s in Diplomacy and International Relations faculty. Listen in as they share highlights from the program, as well as how it will help prepare you for a career in international, regional, and global affairs; diplomacy; or the Foreign Service.…
 
2019 SIT commencement speaker Meghan Audette is an alumna of SIT Graduate Institute and deputy director for programs at the West Bank Field Office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Audette completed her MA in sustainable development at SIT in 2004, and holds a BA in world history and English literature fr…
 
Professor Elka Todeva discusses and illustrates the new concentration in SIT's MA in TESOL program. A native of Bulgaria, Elka has published works that include The Multiple Realities of Multilingualism: Personal Narratives and Researchers’ Perspectives, three ESL textbooks, two English dictionaries, and numerous articles on language acquisition and…
 
Meet Sonny Singh, SIT's Social Justice Education Specialist. In addition to this exciting new role, Sonny will continue as the NYC launch coordinator for Study Abroad program IHP: Cities in the 21st Century. He received his master’s degree in social justice education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and he’s worked as an organizer and ed…
 
As an office manager for SIT Study Abroad, Sunday Justin oversees general operations for SIT's Rwanda program Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding. He recently came to SIT's Vermont campus as a student in the innovative CONTACT -- or Conflict Transformation Across Cultures -- program. His professional experience includes working with communi…
 
SIT alumna Abby Maxman discusses Oxfam, current challenges in development, and her time at SIT. She became president of Oxfam America in 2017. She was formerly Deputy Secretary General of CARE International in Geneva, Switzerland, and Vice President of International Programs & Operations for CARE. Maxman received her MA in International Administrat…
 
A hallmark of SIT's Vermont commencement ceremonies is the prominent presence of African percussion. Western Massachusetts musician Tony Vacca and his friend Steve Leicach, often with other musical guests, provide those sounds. Tony's long career became a cross-cultural passion when he first visited Senegal. In this episode, he talks about his voya…
 
Brian Hammer, SIT Study Abroad academic dean for Asia and the Pacific, discusses the realities and rewards of studying in China. He holds a PhD in geography from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is an experienced traveler and researcher, and was previously associate director of programs in the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice Univer…
 
MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) chair and faculty member Leslie Turpin discusses experiential learning and how it's used in SIT's pioneering TESOL program. Leslie, who is also an alumna of the program, has taught at SIT since 1989. She received her PhD in integral studies at the California Institute for Integral Studies i…
 
SIT Graduate Institute master's student Fadia Thabet received the 2017 International Women of Courage award from the U.S. State Department for her humanitarian work in her home country of Yemen. As a Child Protection Officer, she worked to prevent the recruitment of young boys by Al Qaeda and Houthi militias, and reported human rights violations to…
 
Riley Merline is Director of Special Projects at SIT. He previously worked with faculty-led programs at Colorado College, and spent 10 years as an educator on issues of migration and borders in the US, Mexico, and Guatemala, with eight of those years as resident director for the Border Studies Program of Earlham College. At Northern Michigan Univer…
 
Manal Taha discusses factors that lead to violent extremism in Africa. Manal, originally from Sudan, is a graduate of SIT’s Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation master’s program. She has worked with the United States Institute of Peace, the State Department, and US Agency for International Development, and has led peacebuilding initiatives in …
 
James Heflin interviews SIT Graduate Institute Sustainable Development MA student Bahati Kanyamanza about the difficulties children in refugee camps face in getting an education. Bahati was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 1996, when violence came to his community, Bahati and his family fled to Uganda, where he lived in refugee camps fo…
 
James Heflin interviews SIT President Sophie Howlett about international education and her vision of a truly globe-spanning SIT. Dr. Howlett comes to SIT from Kean University in New Jersey, where she was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. She holds a PhD in European Renaissance Philosophy and Literature from University of York, UK, and …
 
James Heflin interviews SIT Nicaragua Academic Director Ben Waddell about his use of podcasting and other media in education and research. Ben holds a PhD in sociology and an MA in Latin American studies from the University of New Mexico, and a BA in international affairs from University of Colorado, Boulder. Ben researches the impact of internatio…
 
Kate Casa talks with Professor John Ungerleider of SIT's Peace and Justice Leadership and Global Youth Development and Leadership programs. Ungerleider has taught at SIT for 25 years, and has lived, taught, and facilitated conflict resolution in Cyprus, Israel, Venezuela, and Spain and has led youth leadership training programs in Northern Uganda, …
 
Kate Casa discusses climate change in Ecuador with SIT Ecuador Academic Director Fabian Espinosa. Fabian holds an MA in biology and anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. He was communication and information coordinator for the Charles Darwin Research Station on the Galápagos Islands, executive director of the Cofán Ethnographic Museum in the Cuyabeno Na…
 
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