[PAST EVENT] Workshop: The ABC Project and the Evolution of International Service-Learning

February 16, 2018
Swem Library, Reeder Media Center
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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The Bosnia Project

The W&M American Bosnian Collaboration (formerly known as ?The W&M Bosnia Project?) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018 with a weekend of special events and featured guests in collaboration with the W&M Global Film Festival. All of the events below are free and open to the public. Registration is required for all workshop events.

The ABC Project and the Evolution of International Service-Learning - Dr. Larisa Kasumagic- Kafed?ic and Kelly Weissberger ?04

This session will explore best practices in international-service learning and how the field has changed over the past several decades. We will discuss ethics, sustainability, and how the ABC Project has evolved over the years in response to new developments, ideas, and leadership.

Dr. Larisa Kasumagi?- Kafed?i has been actively involved in peaceful upbringing, community youth development programs, the philosophy of nonviolence and intercultural pedagogy for the past 20 years. During the war in Bosnia, she co-founded a local organization that provided psycho-social support for war traumatized children and their families. She holds a MA in international development and education from Cornell University, USA, and Ph.D. in English Language Pedagogy and Intercultural Education from Sarajevo University. She is an assistant professor at the Department of English language and literature of the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo.

Kelly Weissberger ?04 has a BA from W&M in English and History and an MA in English from UVA. She participated in the Bosnia Project in 2004, and later, during her time as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Bosnia, helped initiate and coordinate the project?s shift to Sarajevo. She has worked in international education at several universities and is currently the Associate Director of the Center for Scholar Development at Drexel University in Philadelphia.