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The Wesleyan Forum for International Development
Saturday, February 18, 2012
9:30 am – 5 pm
- Check-in table at 41 Wyllys.
- Attendance is free. No registration is required. Come and go as you please.
- Free breakfast, Iguanas Ranas lunch and book for those who arrive by 10 am.
Come engage in a dialogue about what works and what doesn’t in international development. Through lectures, panel discussions and workshops with student groups, you will hear from researchers, alumni and students about their successes and challenges in fields that include public health, education and technology.
For students who have interned, volunteered or worked internationally–or for those interested in doing so in the future–this Forum is a space for you to think critically about how to do so in a way that makes a positive impact. It will connect you to resources for getting involved, including opportunities for internships, fellowships and research. For the complete schedule with locations, click here. Speakers include:
- David Rice (Executive Director of the NYU Development Research Institute)
- Nafisa Halim (Assistant Professor at BU’s Center for Global Health & Development, researches women’s political empowerment, health and education)
- Rema Hanna (Assistant Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, researches how to improve the provision of services to the poor in developing countries)
- Jenny Ruducha (Research Scientist at BU’s Center for Global Health & Development, conducts impact evaluations of interventions in public health)
- Amir Hasson ’98 (Founder of United Villages, a social enterprise that empowers the rural poor in India by providing products, services and information)
- Nathanael Goldberg ’97 (Policy director at Innovations for Poverty Action, which pioneered the use of randomized control trials to test the effectiveness of interventions in development)
- Connor Brannen ’10 (Policy analyst at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT)
- Liana Woskie ’10 (Global Health Corps fellow at Partners in Health)
- Ali Chaudry ’12 (Founder of Possibilities Pakistan, which increases access to higher education by providing free college counseling to Pakistani secondary students)
- Tasmiha Khan ’12 (Founder of Brighter Dawns, which increases access to clean water and sanitation in Bangladesh)
- Kennedy Odede ’12 (Founder of Shining Hope for Communities, which combats gender inequality and extreme poverty by linking free schools for girls with social services in Kenya)
- Raghu Appasani ’12 (Founder of the MINDS Foundation, which raises awareness about mental illness and provides healthcare in India)
For more information, visit the Forum’s Facebook page.
This event is sponsored by the Wesleyan Student Assembly, the Department of Government, the Office of Academic Affairs, Wesleyan World Wednesdays and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.
WesWELL is dedicated to promoting and delivering health promotion awareness events and activities. In order to most effectively reach the Wesleyan student body, we have Peer Health Advocates, a community of Wesleyan students interested in proactively addressing health issues on campus.
The PHAs are the soul of WesWELL’s peer-led health education efforts and integral to the development and implementation of those efforts. Involvement in the group is intended to be a resource for your own education, and more importantly, for the education of the student body. We welcome students with interest in all health topics who wish to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of the Wesleyan student body.
You can find out more about the PHA program at http://www.wesleyan.edu/weswell/peerhealthadvocates/pha_volunteering.html
Or you can download and application at http://www.wesleyan.edu/weswell/peerhealthadvocates/PHA%20Application%202011.pdf
For more information, contact:
Tanya Purdy, MPH
Director WesWell, Office of Health Education
Want to help with one of the most exciting sustainable events on campus? Want to volunteer with the Waste Not! Tag Sale this spring? Housing during Senior Week and the two days following Senior Class Move-Out is guaranteed in exchange for volunteers’ commitment to working with Waste Not! during this time. The volunteer team will be collecting and organizing donated items in preparation for the huge move-in sale we hold in September. All proceeds go to local charities and sustainability projects at Wesleyan. Please fill out this form by April 21st if interested. Space is limited, apply ASAP.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The MINDS Foundation is a new student-run NGO started by Wesleyan students that is dedicated to promoting the availability of medical, educational, and supportive resources for patients with mental illness and neurological disorders. Our major goal is to set-up a rural clinic transport system to screen psychiatric patients in tribal regions and establish educational workshops to remove stigma.
Please contact Raghu Appasani at email@example.com for more information.
There will be an Information Session on Sunday November 14th at 8PM in Allbritton 304.
Wesleyan University’s Pakistani Students’ Association has launched the “Pakistan Flood Relief Initiative,” to form an action team which will coordinate a number of fund-raisers throughout the year to help the victims of the deadly floods that hit Pakistan recently.
The Pakistan flood crisis began in late July when unusually heavy monsoon rains swept across the country. Currently 20% of the country is under water. About 1500 people have died as a result, and more than 21 million people are homeless. The United Nations has declared it to be the worst crisis to have ever occurred in the UN’s history. Red Cross has called it a massive crisis which has not received the massive support it needs. One flood worker said that the floods are the scale of the Tsunami, destruction of the Haiti and the complexity of the Middle East.
The aid required is huge but donations have been slow to come by. People in Pakistan are trying their best to help the flood victims, but Pakistan cannot overcome this crisis without help from other countries.
If you are interested in helping with the crisis, please join the Pakistan Flood Relief Initiative meeting on Sunday (September 19th) at 4pm at PAC001. During this meeting, ideas will be discussed for potential fund-raisers that will be held throughout the year to help the victims of the worst humanitarian crisis in decades.
Here is a link to a video that summarizes the current situation really well
Volunteer one evening a week with Let’s Get Ready!
Where: Macdonough Elementary (three blocks from Wesleyan). Transportation from/to Wesleyan is provided
When: March 1 – April 28, 2010. Monday or Wednesday Nights, 6:00–8:30 p.m.
LGR is a FREE college access program serving the under-resourced students of Middletown. The program consists intensive SAT preparation and real college preparation, which includes searching for colleges, writing application essays, and financial planning.
As a tutor, you’d be given a class of 5 high school juniors with whom you’d meet once a week throughout the semester and guide along the path to college, providing either math or verbal SAT prep. Training, curriculum, and full support is provided by the program – you just need to bring an interest in tutoring and your enthusiasm!
To learn more, come to an information session:
February 3r, 4:15pm, Usdan 108
There will be free food!
Applications due February 13th. Compensation available for those with federal work-study. Partnered with Teach for America!
Students with interests in all health topics who wish to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the Wesleyan student body are invited to join WesWELL’s PHA program. As a PHA, you will help proactively address health issues on campus, learn about important health and wellness resources for your own education and share these with our student community through innovative programming and outreach. Attend one of the info sessions below (all session at the Davison Health Center solarium 2nd floor) and visit the WesWELL website at www.wesleyan.edu/weswell for further info and a PHA application.
- Sunday, 11/1 at 4:00 p.m. (You are welcome to attend the regular PHA meeting at 3:00 p.m.)
- Thursday, 11/5 at 12:00 noon
- Sunday, 11/8 at 12:00 midnight – new PHA application deadline
The Admission Office is looking for first-year or sophomore students willing to host a prospective student through our Over-Night Hosting Program. Would you please host a prefrosh for an evening this semester?
Here is how it works:
- The visiting student arrives at the Admission Office at 4:15pm. (Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. Nights)
- The hosting student meets the student at Admissions and takes them to their residence to drop off sleeping bag, etc. Then the host takes their guest to Dinner at the Usdan University Center. Each visiting student is given a dinner meal ticket by the program. Please note if you have a commitment at 4:15pm, you may have a friend pick up your guest and keep them company until you are free.
- The host takes them to their evening class if necessary, to a lecture or event, or simply shows them around. It is up to the host and visitor.
- In the morning, the host and visitor may go to breakfast together or on their own. The visitor then attends classes, events, or interviews.
It is that easy!
We are only asking for one or two times a semester. Please email our Over-Night Hosting Coordinator: JoAnna Bourain at firstname.lastname@example.org