December 2018 Capstone Seminar

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.

Student

Title

Facilitator

Room

Marija Nikolic

Short Term Program (Re-Entry Workshop) For Graduate International Students Returning from The United States to Kosovo

Sora Friedman

Rotch 205

Ahmad Momeni

Development of a Monitoring and Impact Evaluation Plan: A Case Study on the Refugee Services Program of Islamic Relief USA

Bruce Dayton

Rotch 209

 

3-4:30 p.m.

Student

Title

Facilitator

Room

Marko Lundgreen Caracco

Violence Exposure in Human Rights Defenders’ Work

Bruce Dayton

Rotch 205

 

Wednesday, Dec. 12

8:30-10 a.m.

Student

Title

Facilitator

Room

Stefani Sellers

Expanding Language Travel

Sora Friedman

Rotch 208

 

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

Student

Title

Facilitator

Room

Florence Mahoney

Decoupling Trauma and Criminal Behavior Through Restorative Reentry Programs and COSAs

Bruce Dayton

Rotch 209

 

1:30-3 p.m.

Student

Title

Facilitator

Room

Megan Melbourne

Outlander Abroad

Sora Friedman

Rotch 205

Kenneth Mukonyezi

Service Delivery and Security for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Bruce Dayton

Rotch 209

 

3:30-5 p.m.

Student

Title

Facilitator

Room

Lucy Burriss

Coming to Voice: An Analysis of Social Justice and Transformative Learning Approaches in English Language Curriculum Design

Sora Friedman

Rotch 208

 

Thursday, Dec. 13

8:30-10 a.m.

Student

Title

Facilitator

Room

Betty Dusenge

Rwandan Community Ownership of Conflict Transformation Mechanisms After the 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi: A Case Study of

Genocide Survivors and Genocide Perpetrators

Bruce Dayton

Rotch 209

 

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

Student

Title

Facilitator

Room

Kerstin Roos

Sustainability in the Cocoa Supply Chain: Finding a Better Model 

Sora Friedman

Rotch 205

 

1:30-3 p.m.

Student

Title

Facilitator

Room

Nicholas McIntyre

The Experience of Transgender Students in Study Abroad Programming

Sora Friedman

Rotch 205

Taliesin Haugh

From Gardening to Permaculture: A Plan to Help SIT... Grow?

Bruce Dayton

Rotch 209

 

3:30-5 p.m.

Student

Title

Facilitator

Room

Mary Duggan

Training in the Digital Age: A Practitioner's Reflections on Incorporating Traditional Classroom Strategies into Remote Training

Bruce Dayton

Rotch 209