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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS NEWS

Entrepreneurial Collaboration in Panama

This January, during an intensive three-week excursion in Panama, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology Jack Harris and 10 Hobart and William Smith students will collaborate with local citizens, businesses, government and non-governmental organizations to bring entrepreneurship and social change to life. In this asset-based community development project through the ThinkImpact program, the part...  More >>

Serving in Brazil, 1965

In 1964, the year before Kathleen Swart Cadle '65 traveled to Recife, Brazil, to help build schools and engage with the local community, the military overthrew the government with promises of restoring the country from a perceived drift toward communism. However, the new regime became repressive and implemented severe institutional acts that compromised the civil liberties of Brazilians. Building...  More >>

Supporting Literacy in Tanzania

For Professor of Education Charlie Temple, "the purpose of literacy is for people to be able to think and communicate and consider multiple points-of-view, to sniff out prejudice and bias, to be able to talk about complex ideas." But among groups supporting global literacy, the abiding emphasis on developing low-level skills like phonics is misplaced, Temple says, "wasting money and putting poor ...  More >>

Beyond Borders Program Centers on Africa

Following a successful inaugural season, the Centennial Center for Leadership's (CCL) Beyond Borders global leadership program has selected its 2016 student cohort to work with HWS faculty advisers and students from South Africa to examine critical issues facing Africa and the United States. Representing several majors and minors, the participants are Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17, Susannah Berry '16, M...  More >>

HWS Students Join Model African Union

Two delegations of Hobart and William Smith students representing Nigeria and South Africa recently participated in the inaugural Model African Union (Model AU) regional conference at Colgate University where they joined undergraduates from peer institutions to address some of today's most critical issues facing the continent. The conference, which connected members of the New York Six Liberal A...  More >>

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