Episode 4 looks back at Kosovo’s post-conflict history to understand how equity and inclusion can help shape its future. We will be guided by Brikena Avdyli who, among many of her roles, is the current Executive Director of the Jahjaga Foundation. The Jahjaga foundation was established by Kosovo’s first female president, Atifete Jahjaga in order to further democratize Kosovo … [Read more...] about Global Connections Ep. 4
Episode 3 takes climate change and focuses on “Just Transitions”, a social justice practice wherein people and the environment are tied together economically, socially and politically. Just Transitions is gaining more of a focus as governments around the world figure out what steps need to be taken to fight climate change. To unpack and understand this concept, we talk with Dr. … [Read more...] about Global Connections Ep. 3
The Peace Corps is a well-known organization founded in 1961 to send volunteers abroad with a three-fold mission: promote world peace and friendship by improving lives internationally, help others understand U.S. culture, and bring the experiences from volunteers back to the U.S. to engage people at home. With a drastically changing international political climate, the Peace Corps has had to navigate new challenges domestically and abroad. In order to understand how this has impacted members of the Corps and how it can impact those interested in the organization, you’ll hear from several members of the Corps about their experiences, how they dealt with challenges in their assigned countries, and how they feel about the future of the Corps.
While there has been much discourse surrounding LGBTQ+ social equity in the United States, there is a great deal happening in LGBTQ+ communities internationally that often goes under the radar domestically. By bringing the voices of two members of Colorado State University’s community to the forefront, we hope to bring further awareness to what navigating an LGBTQ+ identity is like in a different cultural context.