Fall 2017 : Advanced Policy & Practice in Humanitarian Assistance: The Good News - PPOL 5200
All-expenses paid retreat for 3rd and 4th year McIntire students from Oct. 13 (Fri) to Oct. 15, (Sun) at the Sevenoaks Retreat Center
Mon. Aug 28, 2017 - Tue. Dec 5, 2017 (15 weeks)
Every Monday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
- Contemplative practices which research has shown can boost concentration, improve cognitive and academic performance, and increase capacities such as non-judgement, self-awareness, creativity, empathy, compassion, and interpersonal skills. These practices are also increasingly being taught as a critical skill in professional humanitarian trainings.
- Targeted written and oral communication practices that lead to effective policy development and dissemination in time-sensitive and political environments. As part of this we will each be choosing a current crisis or policy issue to track and present on throughout the semester.
Kirsten Gelsdorf (firstname.lastname@example.org)