SIT launches fall 2021 Critical Conversations webinar series

Publication Date: September 1, 2021
Publication Location: Brattleboro, Vermont
Contact: Kate Casa  |  [email protected]

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School for International Training is pleased to announce the launch of the Fall 2021 SIT Critical Conversations Webinar Series beginning in mid-September. Building upon the success of two previous series, these free webinars are designed to inspire community-wide dialogue on global, interdisciplinary topics within SIT’s Critical Global Issues framework.

-- Register now for fall 2021 Critical Conversations.

As keynote speaker for this series, Homi K. Bhabha will discuss representations and epistemologies of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Considered a leading voice in postcolonial theory, Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the English and Comparative Literature Departments at Harvard University.

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Harvard Professor Homi K. Bhabha

“This semester, we continue to focus our attention on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to our students, partners, and community," says Meghan McMillan, SIT Graduate Programs Outreach Manager. "We hope these new webinars will engage the wider SIT community in important dialogues at a critical time."

Other speakers represent a diverse pool of researchers, scholars, and community leaders including SIT faculty, program alumni, and thought leaders from partner schools in the United States and abroad.

The fall 2021 series includes 19 free webinars over three months. Topics range from Gen Z and DEI in education abroad; critical tools in gender and queer studies; and even soap making and cooking demonstrations.

The sessions will help prospective students experience an SIT program, navigate the admissions process, and hear from distinguished SIT alumni, and virtual open houses will give participants a glimpse into SIT locations in Samoa, India, and Ecuador.

These events aim to expand on the Critical Conversations Webinar Series in fall 2020 and spring 2021. Those webinars provided a platform for SIT to engage with members of our various communities when in-person events were not possible. More than 2,500 faculty, staff, alumni, and other global citizens participated in the two semester-long series.

To view the full schedule of events and register for the fall 2021 series, visit the Critical Conversations webpage. The sessions are free and open to all. SIT encourages participation from partner institutions and alumni, as well as those discovering SIT for the first time.

Links to recordings of most webinars will also be available on the Critical Conversations page shortly after each event.