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Bard College to Host Six-Week Academic Exchange Program on Foreign Policy with U.S. State Department this Summer
Nominated by U.S. embassies, consulates, and Fulbright commissions, the 16 participants selected represent the following countries: Argentina, Cambodia, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, India, Macedonia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Portugal, Sudan, Tunisia, Vietnam, and Zambia.
The goal of the program is to provide participants with grounding in U.S. foreign policy in all its complexity, to help them develop effective syllabi and curricula, and to provide them with teaching tools to help them in the classroom. This will be achieved through a rigorous curriculum that focuses on the study of the historical foundations of U.S. foreign policy, a careful review of foreign policy actors and institutions, exploration of regional political issues, and lively interaction amongst all participants. Participants will also be encouraged to pursue their own research agendas and to utilize new media tools such as blogging about U.S. foreign policy. Together, these activities will help shape their roles as opinion leaders and informed educators in the international environment.
Bard faculty who have contributed to the proposal and who will participate in the Institute include: Walter Mead, Jonathan Cristol, Richard Aldous, Caleb Carr, Mark Lytle, Peg Peoples, Celia Bland, Ruth Zisman, Maria Sachiko Cecire, Tom Keenan, Roger Berkowitz, Jim Ketterer, Erin Cannan, and Jonathan Becker, as well as CCE Senior Fellow, David Woolner.
The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) are designed and funded by the Study of the U.S. Branch in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). SUSI participants are among more than 40,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. For more than 60 years, ECA has funded and supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Other ECA programs include the Fulbright Program and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. For more information, contact Josué Barrera at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit exchanges.state.gov/susi.
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This event was last updated on 06-24-2013