Spring 2018 Capstone Colloquium - "Reversing the Effects of Conflict and Displacement: The Role of U.S. Universities and Colleges during Crisis."

Join us this Wednesday, 28th March, when Sarah Willcox and Nele Feldman will talk to us about  "Reversing the Effects of Conflict and Displacement: The Role of U.S. Universities and Colleges during Crisis."

Sarah Willcox is the Director of the Institute of International Education (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund. With over 15 years in higher education grants administration and non-profit management, she oversees the IIE-SRF operations, including partnerships, program policy, outreach, and communications. Ms. Willcox joined IIE-SRF in 2003 after three years with IIE as an advisor to international Fulbright students. She represents IIE-SRF in various initiatives and partnerships, including the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), the Welfare of Scientists Working Group of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the European Union's Temporary Relocation Platform (EUTRP), and the newly formed University Alliance for Refugees and at-Risk Migrants (UARRM). In addition to her experience in the U.S., Ms. Willcox has studied and worked in North and Southern Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

Nele Feldmann is the Program Lead for the Platform for Education in Emergencies Response at the Institute of International Education. In this role she manages the PEER platform, the Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis, and the Emergency Student Fund. Nele holds a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in Translation for Arabic and French from the University of Bonn, Germany. She completed the prestigious Arabic program at the French Orient Institute in Damascus and spent extensive time studying and working in Syria. Prior to joining IIE, she served as a Program Manager at IIE and Assistant Program Officer for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. She has spent extensive time studying and working in Syria, Egypt, and France.

Speaker(s): Sara Willcox & Nele Feldman

Title: "Reversing the Effects of Conflict and Displacement: The Role of U.S. Universities and Colleges during Crisis."

Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm

Location: Dana Room, Dana Library (4th floor)

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