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Empowerment & Resolution Through Art, Kemeny 105
Presenters: Sarah Aronson '13, Evan Diamond '13, Santiago Guerrero '14
Each of the presenters will focus on how art can be used to encourage children to work together to ease the burdens of intergroup conflict, poverty, or disease.
Design Thinking Across Cultures: Tackling the World's Biggest Challenges, Kemeny 108
Presenters: Sarah-Marie Hopf '13, Georgi Klissurski '14, Elijah Moreno '15
Human-Centered Design (HCD)/Design Thinking is a process used to create new solutions for the world in the form of products, services, organizations, and systems. This session will provide an introduction to the design process as it can be applied to development through hands-on activities. Georgi Klissurski'14, Elijah Moreno'15, and Sarah-Marie Hopf '13 will share their experiences, key insights and challenges with HCD to solve social problems in the developing world. Georgi and Elijah participated in ThinkImpact's 2012 Innovation Institute and lived in small rural villages in South Africa to develop social innovations with community members. Sarah-Marie researched the cross-cultural translation of HCD for social impact with four social enterprises, IDEO.org/IDEO in San Francisco, Proximity Designs in Myanmar, iDE Nepal, and iDE Cambodia, for her senior honors thesis in Anthropology.
Disease Awareness, Prevention, and the Implementation of Health Care Programs: Lessons from East Africa, Haldeman 124
Presenters: Leo M. Gribelyuk '13 Tuck/'13 Geisel, Julia Roper '15
This session will focus on two different disease stories in Eastern Africa: kidney disease in Tanzania and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. The presenters will share their experiences working on projects to promote awareness and prevention throughout the populations they worked amongst. They will discuss the obstacles they faced and witnessed regarding the implementation of public health programs and they will comment on the lessons they learned and how these can be applied on a larger scale.
Remembrances: Personal Tales of Identity in Cross-Cultural Encounters, Haldeman 125
Presenters: Victoria Trump-Redd '14, Shloka Kini '13, Fermin Liu Ku '15
In this session, three students will recount their experiences outside the United States in visual-verbal narratives. International experiences challenged them physically and culturally, and enabled them to learn about their identities. They gained a greater understanding of the cultures they inhabited and how one's origin fits into the bigger picture of a global society. These students have journeyed through real and perceived boundaries, building remembrances and lessons about the place of identity in their own lives and how this identity grew in cross-cultural situations. Their accounts reveal the personal growth each student has felt since living in an environment different from the one to which they had been accustomed.A complete program booklet is available via pdf
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Last Updated: 1/8/13