[Photo Essay] Facing the War: Voices of Liberian Women

In early 2014, SIT Graduate Institute professor Charlie Curry-Smithson led a three-week field course in Liberia focused on post-war societal change. Mathilde Simon, a photographer and SIT student in the MA in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation from Paris, France attended the course and  focused her camera on the ways women were adjusting to life after […]

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SIT Alumna Named Honorary Consul of Lithuania

  SIT Graduate Institute alumna Kerry Secrest was recently appointed honorary consul of the Republic of Lithuania for Vermont. On June 6 Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimanta Pavilionis and Vaidotas Asmonas, attaché for Agriculture and Commerce, visited Brattleboro, Vermont, for the official opening of the honorary consulate. “I am honored to be appointed to this position,” said […]

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The Fantinis Celebrate 50 Years with a New SIT Scholarship

In 1954, Alvino Fantini received a scholarship to attend The Experiment in International Living in Mexico. “I was transformed totally,” he said. “All I wanted to do was come back.” Fantini did come back to The Experiment in 1963 to lead Experiment groups of his own. By that time, he had met his future wife, […]

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Another Reason to Study (in) Vermont

By Professor Jeff Unsicker Chair, MA in Sustainable Development: Advocacy, Leadership, and Social Change program Last month, Vermont became the first state in the country to require the labeling of all GMO foods.  At the signing ceremony, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin proclaimed, “we believe we have a right to know what’s in the food we […]

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Alumna uses skills gained at SIT to work with Palestine refugees

By Meghan Audette-Nikolic The views expressed in this essay are those of the author and are not necessarily shared by the United Nations or by UNRWA. The most important thing that I learned at SIT was the importance of community engagement.  It’s very easy to fall into the trap of letting time pressures take precedence […]

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