A panel discussion about the amazing recent nonviolent revolution in Egypt and possible outcomes for the democracy movement.
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 O’Leary Library, Media Center, Room 222 61 Wilder St., UMass Lowell South Campus
Reception: 5 p.m; Panel: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Featuring: Provost Ahmed Abdelal; Prof. Deina Abdelkader, Political Science Dept.; Gregory Aftandilian, Associate, UMass Lowell Middle East Center; and Prof. Stephen Mishol, Art Dept. Moderator: Prof. Paula Rayman, Director, UMass Lowell Middle East Center
Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Sponsors: Provost’s Office; College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; and the Middle East Center for Peace, Development and Culture
Our 2011 Spring & Summer Academic Courses Are Here
IPPE Academic Expeditions offer students opportunities to build a professional network before graduation, make connections in government and international development agencies as well as interact with international, national, and local NGO’s working in biodiversity, eco-tourism, international development, environmental conservation, transboundary resource management, and peacebuilding initiatives. Experience for yourself how the theory you learned in class, plays out in the real world.
This combined course offered through UPEACE combines tradional academic practice with experiential learning methodologies and online learning to create a unique, dynamic accredited academic expedition course in Parque International La Amistad.
Learn from EcoTourism Expert, UPEACE Professor Rob Fletcher; and International Peace Park Expeditions Executive Director Todd Walters.
Students will be immersed in theories of community participation surrounding transboundary conservation in International Peace Parks through course readings and lectures from subject matter experts. At the same time, the course will afford students the opportunity to translate theories into practice through first-hand experiences trekking through Parque International La Amistad, crossing the Costa Rica/Panama border, and living among the local peoples.
UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Professor Saleem Ali, and International Peace Park Expeditions Executive Director Todd Walters will lead a 16-day accredited academic expedition course through the proposed Balkans Peace Park between Albania, Kosovo, and Montenegro to introduce students to the dynamics involved in the creation and management of an International Peace Park.
This unique, cross-cultural academic expedition course will give students a strong understanding of the multi-disciplinary issues that converge in International Peace Parks and a working recognition of the interplay between local communities, broader culture, international development, environmental conservation and peacebuilding initiatives. Students will hear lectures from area experts, practitioners, and professionals working on sustainable forestry management, water management, biodiversity surveys, eco-tourism plans, transboundary issues and much more.