December 2018 Capstone Seminar

Publication Date: December 7, 2018
Publication Location: Brattleboro, VT
Contact: Kate Casa  |  kate.casa@sit.edu

SIT welcomes 12 students to its December Capstone Seminar on the Brattleboro campus from Monday, Dec. 10 through Friday, Dec. 15.  The capstone presentation and paper is the culmination of every SIT degree program, the demonstration of students’ integration of theory and practice in their field.

Current capstone students are earning degrees in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding, International Education, Sustainable Development, and Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management.  Students will present on a wide range of topics, from sustainability in the cocoa supply chain to an analysis of social justice and transformative learning in English language curriculum design and a study of post-conflict reconciliation initiatives in Rwanda.

Leading the week-long seminar are Bruce W. Dayton, Associate Professor and Chair of the Peace and Justice Leadership master’s degree program, and Sora Friedman, Professor and Chair of the International Education master’s program.  A closing ceremony will be held in Rotch 108/109 on Friday, Dec. 14 from 1:30 p.m. through 3 p.m. Capstone Seminar events are free and open to the public.

December 2018 Capstone Presentation Schedule (Download pdf version)

Tuesday, Dec 11

1-2:30 p.m.

StudentTitleFacilitatorRoom
Marija NikolicShort Term Program (Re-Entry Workshop) For Graduate International Students Returning from The United States to KosovoSora FriedmanRotch 205
Ahmad MomeniDevelopment of a Monitoring and Impact Evaluation Plan: A Case Study on the Refugee Services Program of Islamic Relief USABruce DaytonRotch 209

3-4:30 p.m.

StudentTitleFacilitatorRoom
Marko Lundgreen CaraccoViolence Exposure in Human Rights Defenders’ WorkBruce DaytonRotch 205

Wednesday, Dec. 12

8:30-10 a.m.

StudentTitleFacilitatorRoom
Stefani SellersExpanding Language TravelSora FriedmanRotch 208

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

StudentTitleFacilitatorRoom
Florence MahoneyDecoupling Trauma and Criminal Behavior Through Restorative Reentry Programs and COSAsBruce DaytonRotch 209

1:30-3 p.m.

StudentTitleFacilitatorRoom
Megan MelbourneOutlander AbroadSora FriedmanRotch 205
Kenneth MukonyeziService Delivery and Security for Refugees and Asylum SeekersBruce DaytonRotch 209

3:30-5 p.m.

StudentTitleFacilitatorRoom
Lucy BurrissComing to Voice: An Analysis of Social Justice and Transformative Learning Approaches in English Language Curriculum DesignSora FriedmanRotch 208

Thursday, Dec. 13

8:30-10 a.m.

StudentTitleFacilitatorRoom
Betty DusengeRwandan Community Ownership of Conflict Transformation Mechanisms After the 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi: A Case Study ofGenocide Survivors and Genocide PerpetratorsBruce DaytonRotch 209

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

StudentTitleFacilitatorRoom
Kerstin RoosSustainability in the Cocoa Supply Chain: Finding a Better Model Sora FriedmanRotch 205

1:30-3 p.m.

StudentTitleFacilitatorRoom
Nicholas McIntyreThe Experience of Transgender Students in Study Abroad ProgrammingSora FriedmanRotch 205
Taliesin HaughFrom Gardening to Permaculture: A Plan to Help SIT... Grow?Bruce DaytonRotch 209

3:30-5 p.m.

StudentTitleFacilitatorRoom
Mary DugganTraining in the Digital Age: A Practitioner's Reflections on Incorporating Traditional Classroom Strategies into Remote TrainingBruce DaytonRotch 209