Presented by: Dr. Andria Wisler
Executive Director, Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service at Georgetown University
Sponsored by the Program in Comparative and International Development Education in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Abstract: Dr. Andria Wisler, a noted scholar of Peace Education and the Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service at Georgetown University, will discuss current trends in peace and social justice education in US higher education. She will focus on a pilot program called Intersections, which uses online education as a medium for “experience wrapping” that supports college students as they immerse themselves in deep social justice, community-based work around the world. She will also discuss an online initiative at Jesuit institutions, including Georgetown University, called JC:HEM (Jesuit Commons Higher Education at the Margins), which provides educational services in refugee camps.