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FSC in India: Toward Achieving Social Impact through Monitoring and Evaluation

By Amy Jersild, Faculty, DC Center On January 3, 2015, 13 students (10 from the DC Center and 3 from Brattleboro, half from the US and half international) and I landed in Ahmedabad, India, to the celebratory sights and sounds of the local minority Muslim population observing the anniversary of Mohammed’s birth. Our first taste […]

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Nelson Mandela and his then wife, Winnie, after his release from prison on 11 February 1990. Photograph: Ulli Michel/Reuters/Corbis

25th Anniversary of Mandela’s Release

By Deborah Robinson Director, Washington, DC Center Can it really be that Nelson Mandela was released 25 YEARS ago? It was February 11, 1990 when Mandela was released from Victor Verster prison; I remember the day as if it were yesterday. I was transfixed as I watched the TV and finally saw the icon of […]

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SIT Graduate Institute Alumna Named to Japanese Cabinet

The School for International Training congratulates alumna Haruko Arimura, PhD, on her recent appointment to the Japanese Cabinet as the minister in charge of promoting women. “Ari is an incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, and culturally capable person, someone who cares greatly about education,” said John Lucas, SIT provost and a classmate of Arimura. “She distinguished herself […]

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Faculty chairs Susan Barduhn (left), Karen Blanchard, and Teresa Healy led the convocation audience through the song Dona Nobis Pacem.

Convocation Ceremony 2014

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, SIT Graduate Institute celebrated the start to the new academic year with its annual convocation ceremony. Facilitated by Dean Daniel Yalowitz, the event included a series of invited speakers who shared stories and offered words of wisdom to the newest cohort of SIT students, who had gathered in the International […]

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SIT 50th Anniversary Celebration Renews Commitment to Experiential Learning and Social Justice

The School for International Training (SIT) marked its 50th anniversary with a celebration and reunion August 8–10 on its campus in Brattleboro with hundreds of alumni, staff, students and friends from the United States and around the world. The weekend featured receptions, panels, and sessions celebrating SIT’s commitment to experiential learning and social justice. In […]

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