Academics, Practitioners Discuss Ways to Engage Youth in Social Change at Panel

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Leaders from both academia and the international development field from RTI International and Duke University will discuss a case study based on RTI’s work with youth political engagement in Morocco, April 16 on Duke’s campus.

This inaugural event is part of an ongoing series of conversations between professors and practitioners involved in international development and programs.

The event titled “Professors and Practitioners in Conversation: Engaging Youth in Social Change” will be held from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in S04 at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel will include Harry Birnholtz, RTI’s Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Local Governance Program in Morocco, Robert Korstad, professor of public policy and history at Duke, and Andrew Baird, senior economic growth specialist at RTI.

Bruce Kuniholm, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy, will introduce the series together with Aaron Williams, executive vice president of International Development at RTI and former Peace Corps Director. Williams will also moderate the panel.

The event is jointly sponsored by RTI and a number of international and area studies centers at Duke. The series is designed to offer RTI staff members and Duke faculty, staff members and students the opportunity to discuss projects and share ideas, and hear new perspectives on work in international development. The series also provides students a chance to interact with faculty and international development professionals and connect what they're learning in the classroom with real-world problems and applications.

The event will be live tweeted using hashtag #DukeRTIglobal.
 

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Highlights

  • Leaders from RTI International and Duke University will discuss a case study based on RTI’s work with youth political engagement in Morocco
  • This inaugural event is part of an ongoing series of conversations between professors and practitioners involved in international development and programs
  • The series also provides students a chance to interact with faculty and international development professionals