EducationUSA Webinar: "Working as an international student!"
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About the event
U.S. Consulate General Cape Town and EducationUSA Invites you to attend virtual information session webinar. Speaker will be: Cris Toffolo, she currently serves as the Interim Director of the Office of International Programs at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago Illinois. During the previous decade she chaired NEIU’s Justice Studies Department. A scholar of political theory, human rights and peace education. She is a founding member of NEIU’s Center for Genocide and Human Rights Research in Africa & the Diaspora. Cris has studied, and taught in various countries in the Global South, an opportunity which began by being selected as Alma College’s African Fellow in 1981, to teach at Mayflower School in Nigeria. She has conducted research in Rwanda and South Africa. In 2016 she delivered a conference keynote in Sierra Leone on how education can help to stabilize peace processes. In 2017 her former students asked her to keynote an international meeting of Mayflower alumni in Perth Australia. Cris’ community work includes serving Amnesty International in various capacities for 20 years and helping to start the Truth-Telling Project for Ferguson and Beyond. Her most recent publication is Promoting Peace through Practice, Academia, and the Arts, co-edited with Mohamed Walid Lotfy, IGI Global. 2019. Other publications include: The Arab League, Chelsea House, 2007, and Emancipating Cultural Pluralism, ed., SUNY Press, 2003.