American Studies -webinaari 10.4.2021

Järjestimme American Studies –webinaarin lauantaina 10.4. yhdistyksen vuosikokouksen jälkeen klo 11.15 – 15.30. Ohjelmassa oli Fulbright-vaihdossa olevien amerikkalaisten ja Amerikan Suurlähetystön edustajan esityksiä eri aloilta.


11:15 – 12:15
U.S. Diplomacy over the Past Decade
William Couch / Public Affairs Officer, Embassy of the United States

12:15 – 13:15
Teaching through an equity lens: lessons learned during the pandemic at the center of racial justice movements in the Twin Cities
John M. Zobitz

2020-21 Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences awardee at the University of Eastern Finland / PhD Professor, Augsburg University, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Over the past decade Augsburg University in Minneapolis has substantially increased the diversity of student body, especially students from minoritized and marginalized populations, first-generation students, and students with disabilities. George Floyd’s murder and subsequent calls for racial justice occurred near Augsburg University. John Zobitz will also include reflections from this past year on how the pandemic and the racial justice movements are shaping their teaching and learning moving forward.

13:30 – 14:30
Humanitarian Engineering Outreach (Haiti, Colombia, Tanzania and USA)
Paul Berger  

2020-21 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies at Tampere University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, IEEE Fellow; IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE EDS Board of Governors (‘19-‘21)

Paul Berger will share with us past successes and obstacles, as well as upcoming challenges with current/new humanitarian engineering projects:
– Installing solar power at remote schools in Haiti
– Solar Engineering Service-Learning in Tanzania at an Arusha orphanage
– Solar-powered desalinization for the indigenous Wayúu peoples living in the Guajira peninsula desert in Colombia
– The Urban Garden at Milo-Grogan, Ohio

14:30 -15:30
Loving Conversation: A Public History Roadmap
Anneleise Azúa

2020-2021 Fulbright EDUFI Fellow at the University of Helsinki
PhD Candidate, American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

Now more than ever, the parallels between the past, present, and future of our planet are harder to ignore. Anneleise Azua will discuss how collaboration between historians and the public is of critical importance and essential to an equitable future. With her discussion of public history, she will map out a path for discovery that is useful for anyone interested in digging for truth.

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Hinta: 30 eur
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