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25 Years

Peace and Social Justice Education Today: Going Online to do Deep Community-Based Work Around the World

Date: 
Mon, 12/07/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Location: 
250 Wulling Hall

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.