CPGC 20th Anniversary
The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship turns 20 this year. We mark the occasion with celebration, opportunities for reconnection, and - vitally - questions about where we should go moving forward. All events are online.
Alumni, friends, students, and fellow travelers on-campus and off are invited to join us in the following virtual moments of celebration and critical consideration about our next steps.
Celebrating Haverford House Legacy and Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Grab your favorite adult beverage, coffee, or tea, and join us to consider Haverford House's impact, reconnect with Haverford House alumni and other stakeholders, and consider program direction moving forward. We anticipate an engaging and interesting evening for anyone who shares commitment to the Haverford House, its mission, and its partner organizations.
Please note that this is not an informational event for students interested in possibly applying to the program in the future. Rather, it is a moment for alumni, partners, and faculty, staff, and students who are committed to the Haverford House to consider its strengths, opportunities, and next steps.
Friday, September 18, 2020
The CPGC Café has been a fixture of the Haverford community since its inception in May 2005, and Marlen Lofaro played a large role in making the Café a special place for so many. The Café was envisioned and realized as a space where "Students, faculty and staff who are concerned about global issues now have a place to gather...a social space where ideas can percolate into action...where people were able to meet and organize.” Since nearly the beginning, Marlen’s welcoming presence has been synonymous with the space and her special attention to detail and personal touches helped to make the Café a community hub enjoyed by students, faculty, staff and visitors alike. Now after 15 years, Haverford has made the difficult decision to retire the Café in order to increase classroom space to safeguard the health and well-being of the student populace in response to COVID-19. Friends, alumni, and colleagues are invited to join us in virtual community to celebrate Marlen and her contribution to the CPGC.
Global Engagement Post-COVID
Friday, September 25, 2020
Since the turn of the last century, higher education institutions have been touting global engagement and global experiences as important institutional offerings that build 21st Century skills. As the COVID-19 pandemic slows international trade and travel around the world, global educators must pause to ask: What have we learned and what should we avoid moving forward? Finally, how might we build better structures and programs toward the communities and the world we aim to co-construct in the years to come? Panelists include:
Jackline Oluoch Aridi, East Africa Regional Research Program Manager, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame
Ramaswami Balasubramaniam, Medical Doctor, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cornell, Harvard, and other Universities; Founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement
Martin Punaks, International Development and Child Protection Consultant
The conversation was facilitated by Eric Hartman, Executive Director, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Haverford College.
Tuesday, September 29
Laɣim Tehi Tuma (LTT) 2020 Fellows Lauren Lattimore (BMC ‘21), Lisa Adanye (BMC ‘23), and Ibrahim Zengbang Muta-Ali (UDS ‘21) will share a combined reflection of their experiences with their internships, Dagomba language and cultural learning, and work together on LTT’s Research Committee. They will also share vignettes of their individual inquiry projects, followed by small group discussions based on the topics they researched (histories of enslavement camps in Ghana, migration from rural to urban areas in Ghana, and familial artifacts). The Fellows will then facilitate a larger discussion on the current political and personal relevance of Black Study/ies and how to protect it from career and media commodification.
Laɣim Tehi Tuma (LTT) is a summer action research fellowship program with the community of Dalun, Ghana which is focused on understanding and rethinking both formal and informal education in the context of postcolonial societies. It is a community-based and self-directed programme that operates through language learning, internships, study, research, and reflection to create a platform for collaborative thinking and positive change.
- Collaborative thinking for empowered life that intervenes in colonial pasts and works for just and thriving futures
- Exploring the implications for education in realizing the significance of global Black liberation and Pan-Africanism
The mission of Laɣim Tehi Tuma (LTT) is to create a platform for collaborative thinking that co-creates education through study, intercultural exchange, internships within community-based partnerships, and engaging Black study/ies in ways that open questions about what education is and can be, as an intervention in colonial pasts and movement towards just and thriving futures.
- To create a platform for people with diverse experiences and perspectives from within Ghana, the Continent of Africa, and the Diaspora to think together for common good
- To model innovative learning and facilitation skills that connect global and intercultural learning with African history and Black Studies for undergraduate fellows to inform their personal and professional growth
- To formalize and centralize Black students, Black Study, and Studies of Blackness in a global context
- To support education initiatives in rural northern Ghana
- To celebrate and sustain cultural and linguistic diversity for all
Tuesday, October 6
As alumni look back on their College experiences, and compare and contrast those experiences with their peers, they gain new perspective. Brooke Bách-Tầng Phan '05, Natalie A. Wossene '08, and Chelsea Richardson '18 will join us in dialogue with Professor Anita Isaacs, one of CPGC's co-founders, to consider the CPGC's impact and opportunities moving forward.
Friday, October 16
Join members of the Global Engagement in the Liberal Arts Conference Community, along with the Community-based Global Learning Collaborative and the Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, for this important and current conversation.
In the name of education that is enriching, engaging and relevant both with respect to students’ trajectories and in terms of understanding and addressing 21st Century Challenges, faculty, staff, students and community partners have worked to better align interdisciplinary global engagement programs. During this opportunity for connection and conversation we will hear from a range of faculty, staff, and administrative voices who have made progress on these efforts at selective liberal arts institutions.
Each presenting team will have 10-minutes to share a deliberately concise summary of (a) institutional changes they’ve made to advance local-global-curricular-experiential engagement, (b) challenges they’re currently sitting with, and (c) next steps or opportunities that excite them most in this kind of work. Following these presentations, the community gathered will have an opportunity for a short break, followed by one-hour of facilitated discussion regarding how institutions can continue to build momentum for these kinds of programmatic efforts and related institutional changes. Presenters include:
- Carleton College:
- Scott Carpenter, Professor of French and Director of Cross-Cultural Studies
- David Tompkins, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Global and Regional Studies
- Connecticut College:
- Amy Dooling, Associate Dean of Global Initiatives Director of The Walter Commons for Global Study
- Kimberly Sanchez, Associate Director of Engaged Scholarship & Community Learning
- Dickinson College:
- Samantha Brandauer, Associate Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Global Study and Engagement
- Julia Carnine, Resident Director Dickinson in France and Contributing Faculty in French and Francophone Studies
- Haverford College:
- Thomas Donahue-Ochoa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Associate Director for Curricular Innovation and Connection, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship
- Eric Hartman, Executive Director, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship
- Swarthmore College
- Ayşe Kaya, Associate Professor, Political Science and Co-coordinator, Global Studies Program
- Carina Yervasi, Associate Professor of French/Francophone Studies and Co-Coordinator, Global Studies Program
- Wesleyan University:
- Stephen Angle, Professor of East Asian Studies and Philosophy and Director of the Center for Global Studies
- Natalia Román Alicea, Assistant Director of Intercultural and Language Learning
- Magdalena Zapędowska, Assistant Director of Fellowships
Wednesday, October 28
7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT
Language Lessons at 6:15-6:45 p.m. and 8:30-9:00 p.m.
Registration required by Thursday, October 22
Zoom link will be sent to registrants
Join us online to learn from Zapotec language activists and educators about their work to reclaim knowledge and resist anti-indigenous ideologies in Mexico and the diaspora. Learn how dictionaries relate to weaving, hear Zapotec poetry, and listen to Zapotec language in context through a tour of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca. Sign up to join in with a short Zapotec language lesson before or after this event. Panelists will be in conversation around this in conversation around this international collaboration that seeks to center and celebrate Zapotec knowledge and expertise through research, education, and the creation of publicly available resources, such as Zapotec Talking Dictionaries and Ticha.
Panelists (learn more about the panelists here):
- Janet Chávez Santiago (Teotitlán del Valle), CPGC Community Fellow and Fe&Lola Weavers
- Xóchitl M. Flores-Marcial (Tlacolula de Matamoros), California State University, Northridge
- Moisés García Guzmán (San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya), CETis #124
- Felipe H. Lopez (San Lucas Quiaviní), Haverford College Libraries
- Kimberly Aguero Martins, Haverford College '22, CPGC Ticha Fellow Summer 2020
- George Aaron Broadwell, University of Florida
- Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Haverford College
- May Helena Plumb, University of Texas at Austin
- Mike Zarafonetis, Haverford College Libraries
Summer 2020 CPGC Fellows
During the summer of 2020, CPGC Fellows worked with partner organizations around the world, providing remote contributions to organizations as diverse as UNICEF and Philadelphia's Puentes de Salud. Join us to learn more about what they did and how it has affected their academic and professional development. Student participants will also have opportunities to consider how they can apply for CPGC Fellowships for summer '21. All are welcome.
Understanding What is Now Pennsylvania through Indigenous Experience
Tuesday, November 10
As awareness grows regarding the overly simplistic conception of history packed into the Thanksgiving Holiday, we will hear from Adam DePaul, a Council Member of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania. Much of Pennsylvania is on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Lenape. Co-sponsored by Haverford College, the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE), the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development, and the Community-based Global Learning Collaborative (The Collaborative), this session is geared toward high school and college educators and students as well as interested community members. All are welcome.