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Friday, March 16 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
“What Students Say About COIL: Perspectives from a Collaboration that Studies Current Global Events and Human Rights”

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The focus of this presentation is to describe COIL’s impact through the voices of students, who participated in a COIL collaboration in courses offered in the New York City in the USA and Byblos in Lebanon. Students from FIT and AUT will relate their experiences and what they learned.

The two courses are Dr. Chaudhry’s course at FIT, “Introduction to World Affairs” and Dr. Merheb’s course at AUT on “Human Rights”. Their collaboration lasts for the entire semester, and their students represent the diversity that is typical on their urban campuses. Their COIL partnership introduced the students to multiple ideas, perspectives, principles, and basic concepts for understanding the contemporary world. It exposed students to analytical tools that are relevant to the effective study and understanding of global phenomena and the world we currently live in from a cross-cultural, cross-regional, multi-religious perspective.

Students will describe the work they did together and its impact on everyone involved. They will relay what they did to explore two of the main themes of the courses, Samuel P. Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” and human displacement. The audience will view some of the student videos that the students used to share their ideas with each other. The faculty will give their perspectives, and the audience will also learn about the wider impact of COIL on the two campuses from the FIT COIL Coordinator
The focus of this presentation is to describe COIL’s impact through the voices of students, who participated in a COIL collaboration in courses offered in the New York City in the USA and Byblos in Lebanon. Students from FIT and AUT will relate their experiences and what they learned.

The two courses are Dr. Chaudhry’s course at FIT, “Introduction to World Affairs” and Dr. Merheb’s course at AUT on “Human Rights”. Their collaboration lasts for the entire semester, and their students represent the diversity that is typical on their urban campuses. Their COIL partnership introduced the students to multiple ideas, perspectives, principles, and basic concepts for understanding the contemporary world. It exposed students to analytical tools that are relevant to the effective study and understanding of global phenomena and the world we currently live in from a cross-cultural, cross-regional, multi-religious perspective.

Students will describe the work they did together and its impact on everyone involved. They will relay what they did to explore two of the main themes of the courses, Samuel P. Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” and human displacement. The audience will view some of the student videos that the students used to share their ideas with each other. The faculty will give their perspectives, and the audience will also learn about the wider impact of COIL on the two campuses from the FIT COIL Coordinator

Speakers
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Praveen K. Chaudhry

Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology
Dr. Praveen K. Chaudhry is a recipient of the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities. He is a Professor of Political Science at Fashion Institute of Technology/ SUNY. He has been actively involved in COIL with a focus on MENA... Read More →
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Helen Gaudette

Assistant Dean For International Education, Fashion Institute of Technology
Dr. Gaudette is the Assistant Dean for International Education at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY. In this capacity, she manages international programs, builds relationships with partner institutions, and develops new international curricular initiatives like COIL, as the... Read More →


Friday March 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 4 FIT Conference Center

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