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Breaking the Pattern: A conversation with refugee scholar Kenneth Mukonyezi

Kenneth Mukonyezi

After the completion of courses, SIT students end up all over the world for the practicum phase of their degrees, working and researching in their fields. During Capstone Seminar week, those students gather in Vermont to present that research and mark the end point of their studies. This week, Kenneth…

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The 100-Year View: Nicholas Porter wants to help transform the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Father Nicholas Porter smiling on his front porch

Nicholas Porter is an Episcopal priest, but his perspective is broader than one Christian denomination, or even Christianity as a whole. His chief mission is to aid peace efforts in the region where three of the world’s major religions co-exist. Nick attended the SIT Conflict Transformation program in 2013 and…

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Changemakers: from Ohio to Armenia with Peace Corps recruiter Adam Housh

SIT alumnus and Peace Corps recruiter Adam Housh in black and white, displaying his tattooed forearm

For Adam Housh, the road to New England wound through Siberia and Armenia. Now his mission is to set others on a global path. Housh’s journey started in Dayton, Ohio, where he was born and raised. Attending Ohio State University, he knew that he wanted to go into international relations…

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From Vermont to Rwanda and beyond: A conversation with SIT alum Jesse Routte

Smiling man in business suit sits at computer

Jesse Routte is a man with a plan. A lot of plans, actually. Routte is the original force behind Three Stones Consulting, a Rwanda-based nonprofit that works to position NGOS for success in a country that itself represents a compelling success story.

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SIT Launches Podcast Series

In two episodes per month, SIT’s new On SITe podcast offers insights on global issues from SIT experts. Those experts include faculty and staff from SIT Graduate Institute’s campus in Brattleboro, Vermont and our Washington DC Center, and academic directors and faculty from nearly 80 Study Abroad programs. SIT’s experts…

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Fadia Najib Thabet receives International Women of Courage Award

Fadia Najib Thabet recognized for her work to protect children from Al Qaeda and Houthi militias in Yemen On March 29, 2017, Fadia Najib Thabet sat on a stage at the US State Department alongside 12 other women. Each of the 13 women came from a different country. They worked…

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Global partnerships, global learning

Kenyan Lawrence Kabuthi and others bring their experiences to SIT’s CONTACT program photo courtesy of Kristopher Radder/ Brattleboro Reformer Among the students in this year’s CONTACT program at SIT, you’ll find Kenyan Lawrence Kabuthi. He’s participating in part thanks to a longtime collaboration between Guilford, Vermont’s Community Church and the…

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Kathryn Inskeep joins SIT as associate dean

Kathryn Inskeep has joined the School for International Training (SIT) as Associate Dean of Assessment and Learning Support.  Kathryn comes to SIT from Kean University in New Jersey, where she was director of the Writing Center and an English Department instructor. She holds a PhD and an MA in English from…

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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. Professor Arai’s…

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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. The statement, released Friday, emphasizes Vermont’s commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive society. Joint Statement in Support of Diversity, Equity, &…

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