Office of International Programs

Madison Celebrates Two Decades of Global Humanitarian Assistance

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Highlands Room, Festival

Description: Our Madison Community – faculty, staff, students, and alumni – hold the history of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) in their memory and nostalgia of personal experience. The I-Week theme, “DocUmenting Our Journeys,” calls for the compelling spoken narratives of our community members’ work in international post-conflict programs while we celebrate the 20th anniversary of CISR at JMU. Through two decades, CISR has employed hundreds of students and partnered with dozens of faculty across campus to conduct research, produce publications, facilitate the exchange of information, administer training/capacity building, and provide direct assistance to victims of trauma in post-conflict communities. Director Dr. Ken Rutherford, whose own personal story is a powerful testament to this work, will deliver remarks along with a panel featuring testimonials by JMU faculty, staff, students and alumni who have dedicated their time to travel and work with CISR’s international post-conflict programs over the years. Attendees will also enjoy light refreshments provided in recognition of CISR’s 20th anniversary.

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