Author: Rebecca Cross

SIT Alumna Kim Foote

Ghana sojourn led to a Fulbright and a writing career SIT’s “living classrooms” made all the difference for writer Kim Foote. Kim Foote has written a memoir and a novel, won a Fulbright grant, and pursued two career paths. It all started with an SIT Study Abroad program in Ghana….

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SIT Faculty Receives Award on Conflict Resolution

Academic, trainer, mediator, dialogue facilitator This year, Tatsushi Arai, associate professor of peacebuilding and conflict transformation at SIT Graduate Institute, received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), where he earned his doctorate in 2005. George Mason University is home to America’s…

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Six reasons to choose SIT Graduate Institute

By Joyce Ting Fast-track your career. With a maximum of nine months spent on campus, all of SIT’s degree programs send you out into the field sooner. That means less time in the classroom and more time out there doing what you love. We believe in connecting theory to practice,…

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Inspiring Teachers Worldwide

Meet TESOL faculty Elizabeth Tannenbaum SIT faculty are not only teachers; they are practitioners who are active in their fields. SIT professor Elizabeth Tannenbaum has been active in the field of TESOL for more than 40 years, as a professor, teacher, and teacher trainer—in the US and overseas. In the…

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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. On the Vanguard of Development Education By SIT sustainable development faculty Jeff Unsicker, PhD Recently, academics from Harvard and development experts from the Overseas Development Institute in London launched a new initiative—the “Doing Development…

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

Diverse approaches to conflict reconciliation In late November, Tatsushi Arai, associate professor of peacebuilding and conflict transformation at SIT Graduate Institute, traveled to Tokyo as a special guest and invited speaker at two events organized by Waseda University’s Organization for Regional and Inter-regional Studies (ORIS). Both events—the First International Symposium…

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Building community. Fostering dialog.

SIT faculty member Karen Blanchard recently led an in-depth dialog circle exploring spirituality and identity, as the latest session in the All SIT Social Justice series—an ongoing SIT community exploration of diversity and social identity issues. Together with students, faculty, and others in attendance, Karen explored questions such as: What…

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A Practicum That Makes A Difference

Meet SIT students Stephanie Pena and Lindsey Miller-Voss When Stephanie Pena and Lindsey Miller-Voss began graduate school at SIT in Washington, DC, five months ago, they didn’t know their MA program would lead them to India. Both came to SIT with international development experience—Stephanie having recently returned from Peace Corps…

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