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SIT Professor promotes Syrian-Turkish coexistence

SIT Professor Tatsushi Arai led a peacebuilding workshop for 35 psychosocial and humanitarian support professionals from Syria and Turkey who gathered at the Social Sciences University of Ankara (SSUA) May 12-14. The workshop was co-sponsored by SSUA and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a United Nations-affiliated agency.

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Solar panels to be installed on SIT campus

The School for International Training has received a $100,000 grant from Windham Regional Commission to install a campus-based solar energy system that will also pioneer new research, strengthen community ties, and enhance curriculum at SIT Graduate Institute.

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Visitors get a taste of SIT's diversity

Open House visitors attend international tea expo.

David Boutte

A Good Read

This year, SIT Graduate Institute students David Boutte and Charlotte Herz  paired up with Brattleboro’s Winston-Prouty Early Learning Center for work study. They’ve done so as part of the federal America Reads program, which has, for 20 years, put work-study students in schools, childcare centers, museums, and other organizations to support the development of local kids.

Lewy Global Education Technology Forum

The School for International Training hosted the Lewy Global Education Technology Forum on the Vermont campus April 25-26. More than 200 people participated in the event, which explored how schools and other educational programs can use technology to improve inclusion, collaboration, administration, and learning.

SIT Faculty Connect with Staff from Foreign Embassies

In order to build new connections and share expertise, School for International Training faculty and students met with representatives of foreign embassies on April 14

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Fadia Najib Thabet receives International Women of Courage Award

On March 29, School for International Training student Fadia Najib Thabet received the Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award  from First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon.

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A pilot study abroad re-entry program for underserved students

We talk with International Education MA candidate DuBois Jennings about his groundbreaking practicum.

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SIT responds to executive order

Dr. Sophia Howlett, president of the School for International Training, today issued the following statement about the “Protection of the Nation” executive order:

 

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Sophia Howlett named President of School for International Training

School for International Training, which includes SIT Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad, announces the appointment of international educator Dr. Sophia Howlett as President.

 

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SIT stands up for diversity

SIT President Donald Steinberg is among 29 Vermont higher education, business, and political leaders who have signed a statement reiterating Vermont’s values of diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

 

Experiential Approaches to Peacebuilding Webinar

SIT Graduate Institute is please to share the recording of our Nov. 15 webinar, Experiential Approaches to Peacebuilding, which drew participants from around the world.

 

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LGBTQ history 'Unerased'

Alumna Debra Fowler seeks to “reimagine equality in the classroom”

 

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Experiential Approaches to Peacebuilding

Join three SIT Graduate Institute faculty experts for a webinar, Experiential Approaches to Peacebuilding, on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Registration is free.

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Building Community Connections

Two current students at SIT’s Brattleboro campus have been chosen as community outreach coordinators for the 2016–2017 academic year as part of a community engagement program developed through the Susan Donna Lessenco Fund.

 

SIT professor promotes reconciliation in East Asia

SIT Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Professor Tatsushi Arai spoke Aug. 8 at a public forum in Tokyo on China-Japan relations. The event was organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, a Japanese thought leader in the field. Professor Arai’s address, “On the applied practice of conflict transformation and historical reconciliation in Sino-Japan relations,” examined the sources of the two countries’ territorial dispute in the East China Sea and offered policy proposals including the need to revive negotiations in earnest for joint natural resource development in the disputed area.

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SIT Graduate Institute DC Graduation

Thirty-three graduates received their master’s degrees in sustainable development during an SIT Graduate Institute commencement ceremony in Washington, DC, on Aug. 14. It was the fifth graduating class in the MA in Sustainable Development program offered in Washington, DC. The program, which accepted its first class in fall 2011, combines two intensive terms of classroom work in development policy and management with a 12-week practicum.

Meet new Alumni Engagement Director Carla Lineback

Her family’s involvement in World Learning/SIT began in 1954. Now Carla Lineback hopes to foster new connections among alumni.

Diane Larsen-Freeman

Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman will be back on campus in Vermont this summer

Internationally known language acquisition expert Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman will be back on campus in Vermont this summer to teach the course Second Language Acquisition for SIT Graduate Institute’s MA TESOL Low-Residency Program.

Learning a language through CONTACT

As a resident of Sudan, Dr. Nawal K.N. Alamin has been close to conflict. In Khartoum, Alamin teaches soil science and watershed management at Sudan University for Science and Technology. 

The Loweys

Stephen and Nita Lowey launch scholarship fund to support SIT Graduate students

A $500,000 gift from longtime institutional supporters Stephen and Nita Lowey will make it financially possible for more students to participate in SIT Graduate Institute programs starting this fall.

Six reasons to choose SIT Graduate Institute

Stephanie Pena

A Practicum That Makes A Difference

Stephanie Pena and Lindsey Miller-Voss

Master of Arts in Sustainable Development: International Policy and Management

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SIT Students Participate in Weeklong Field Course in Rwanda

In January, 15 SIT students participated in a weeklong field course on conflict transformation in Rwanda. The course gave these students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the peacebuilding and reconciliation process in Rwanda following the 1994 genocide.

Elizabeth Tannenbaum

Inspiring Teachers Worldwide

karen blanchard

Building community. Fostering dialog.

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SIT Faculty Delivers Two Major Addresses on Reconciliation Challenges in the Asia Pacific

Diverse approaches to conflict reconciliation

SIT faculty Tatsushi Arai delivers two addresses at Waseda University in Japan

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SIT Faculty Receives Award on Conflict Resolution

Academic, trainer, mediator, dialogue facilitator

Faculty Tatsushi Arai is recognized by George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution as an outstanding scholar-practitioner.

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"Doing Development Differently" ... For Decades

SIT remains in the vanguard of development education.

Article by SIT sustainable development faculty Jeff Unsicker, PhD.