upcoming research discussions at Tisch College

These three events are open to the public.

1. Discussion with 2011 Tisch Research Prize winner John Gaventa

2. “Determinants of Health Among Caribbean Latinos” with Flavia Peréa and Linda Sprague Martinez

3. “Development of Korean Civil Society” with Prof. Sang-Il Han

1. John Gaventa, April 14, 2011 at Tisch College, 4:30-6 pm

Dr. Gaventa has combined rigorous scholarship with various forms of collaboration with communities. Such collaboration was the hallmark of his work at the Highlander Research and Education Center, which led to his being granted a MacArthur Fellowship in 1981. It has also been central to his 10 years of leadership at the Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability, a global network facilitated by the Institute of Development Studies. Among many other products, the Center has produced an eight-volume books series of case studies on civic action from around the world, most of whose authors write from the Global South. Meanwhile, Gaventa chairs the board of Britain’s largest overseas NGO, Oxfam Great Britain, and plays other leadership roles in civil society. Gaventa will accept the Tisch Research award and discuss his work with Tisch research director Peter Levine on April 14, 2011 at Tisch College (4:30-6 pm). Appropriate for students as well as faculty, staff, and community partners. Please register through this page if you are interested in attending.

2. “Determinants of Health Among Caribbean Latinos”

Dr. Flavia Peréa and Dr. Linda Sprague Martinez

A faculty discussion co-sponsored by Peace and Justice Studies and the Tisch College.

Friday, April 15, noon-1:30

Mayer Campus Center room 112, Zamparelli Room

Lunch provided Please RSVP to Peter Levine (peter.levine@tufts.edu), who will reply with menu options for the lunch.

Drs. Flavia Peréa and Linda Sprague Martinez will discuss their research and present on their current projects in Jamaica Plain (funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities) and Lawrence (funded by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation). Their work is community- and youth-engaged and focused on the socio-environmental determinants of health among urban Caribbean Latinos. They will discuss their collaborative, partnership approach to community based research, which emphasizes community leadership, youth development, and civic engagement. Linda Sprague Martinez is a Lecturer in the Community Health Program at the School of Arts and Sciences, and Flavia Peréa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Medical School.

3. “Development of Korean Democracy and Civil Society”

Dr. Sang-Il Han, visiting scholar in residence at Tisch College.

May 5, Noon-1:15 pm, Mayer Campus Center room 112, Zamparelli Room

Tisch College will provide light lunch, so please RSVP Peter Levine (peter.levine@tufts.edu) if you plan to attend.

Dr. Han has been chair of the Division of Social Science and chair of Public Administration at Yonsei University in Korea, where he is a professor. The topic will be “The Development of Korean Democracy and Civil Society” (a broad introduction). There will be time for discussion.

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