Join the Spring 2021 Critical Conversations Webinar Series with SIT

Announcement Date: February 2, 2021

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Building upon the success of the fall series, SIT is pleased to announce that we will be launching a Spring 2021 Critical Conversations Webinar Series beginning in mid-February! This webinar series is designed to inspire community-wide dialogue on global, interdisciplinary topics within SIT’s Critical Global Issues Framework.

This spring, SIT will host 40+ webinars over the course of four months. These webinars will help students experience an SIT program, navigate the Admissions process, and hear from distinguished SIT Study Abroad, SIT Graduate Institute, and IHP program alumni. Additionally, panels will cover topics including indigenous constructions of power and social organization, alternative approaches to health and education, the critical interaction between water and geopolitics, the achievements of female scientists from the Global South in sustainability and conservation, and the mutual impact of spirituality and ecological awareness. The speakers represent a diverse pool of researchers, scholars, and community leaders that include SIT faculty, program alums, and thought leaders from partner schools in the US and local communities.

The spring events aim to expand on the dialogues of the Fall 2020 Critical Conversations Webinar Series, which provided a platform for SIT to continue to engage with members of our various communities at a time when in-person events were not possible. The semester-long series brought together more than 1,000 faculty, staff, alumni, and other global citizens for a variety of virtual events.

Blake Hart, SIT assistant director of university relations, was one of the key event organizers this fall and hopes these new webinars will bring together an even broader coalition of interested and engaged participants. “As we look forward to the spring series, we are excited to include our partner school faculty, alumni, and host country partners in these dialogues.”

To view the full schedule of events and register for the series, please visit the Critical Conversations webpage. The sessions are free and open to anyone who is interested in joining. SIT encourages long-standing partners and alumni, as well as those who are discovering SIT for the first time, to join in the conversation. Links to recordings of most webinars will also be available on the Critical Conversations page shortly after each event.

These issues cannot wait—please join us to connect with the greater SIT community and help us move these conversations forward.