Just wanted to let you know about a radio show that I got myself involved in:
It’s airing TODAY at 12 p.m. EST – or 4 p.m. for the lovely folks here in GMT with me!You can join via Skype (add “Africanviews”) or by calling (+1) 760-283-0850; just call in during showtime. If you have to miss it, you can find it in the archives here.
TOPIC: Perspectives on Fulbright
WelcomeWe’re incredibly excited to announce that Youth Initiatives will be broadcast live this week. Tully, your host, will be broadcasting live from Sitka, Alaska, where he is now. He will also be joined this week by guest co-host Sharon Benzoni, who has hosted public radio programs at KRUI in Iowa City and will be receiving her master’s degree in African Studies at the University of Ghana in the next few months. Sharon will be calling in live from Accra.DetailsWHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 2012TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST)TO PARTICIPATE BY PHONE: Call this number during the show:(760) 283-0850
TO JOIN BY SKYPE – ADD: africanviews (Call in during showtime)HOST: Tully McLoughlinGUEST CO-HOST: Sharon BenzoniAlso broadcast live on WYBC Yale Radio (http://www.wybc.com/listen)The ShowThis week we offer an in-depth conversation with a several recent alums of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, who share their perspectives on living and teaching or researching abroad. Our panel of guests will be:
- John C. Calhoun, who worked as an English teacher and education policy researcher in Kaoshiung, Taiwan. Also a former Marshall Scholar, John is currently studying for his J.D. At Yale Law School.
- Lauren Reynolds, who taught university-level English courses in Rize, Turkey, and is currently earning her master’s in Literature in Spanish at the University of Virginia.
- Cliff Missen, who worked with Fulbright in Nigeria, which led him to co-found The WiderNet Project, which aims to improve digital communications systems for individuals and communities around the world. He currently serves as its Executive Director.
- Sarita Patnaik, who studied Classical and Moroccan Arabic, as well as contemporary Moroccan Art, in Morocco.
- Eli Bildner, a 2010 graduate of Yale University.
- Sangeeta Tandon, who was on a US Fulbright in Togo this past year. She holds a doctorate in pharmacy from Iowa and now works at Johns Hopkins Hospital.What is the value of doing research abroad or teaching abroad – for the student, for the communities? What are the expectations that people have of Americans or American researchers, and how are those expectation imposed upon everyday interactions? What are the greatest challenges of integrating into a new culture, learning a language, and trying to answer specific research questions at the same time? Is this the manifestation of an outdated concept of aid or a strong fellowship of scholars, teachers, students and professionals who have an opportunity to change the world for the better?
Lots and lots of overdue updates will have to wait…hope you can join us!