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International development leaders to discuss ways to prevent youth violence in Central America and North Carolina

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — In an effort to connect classroom learning with real-world problems and applications, leaders in the field of international development from RTI International and Duke University will hold a panel to discuss ways to prevent youth violence in Central America and North Carolina at Duke, March 3.

The event, titled “Professors and Practitioners in Conversation: Preventing Youth Violence in Central America and North Carolina,” will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. in Rubenstein Hall room 200 at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel will include Candy Bannerman, RTI’s chief of party for the Guatemala Violence Prevention Project, Aldo Miranda, RTI’s regional operations director in Central America, Natalia Mirovitskaya, Ph.D., senior research scholar and lecturing fellow at the Duke Center for International Development, and Joel Rosch, Ph.D., senior research scholar at the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy.  Eduardo Fernandez, lead for Transition, Stabilization and Conflict Prevention Program Area at RTI, will moderate the panel. 

The event is part of an ongoing series of conversations designed to offer RTI staff members and Duke faculty, staff members and students the opportunity to discuss projects and share ideas involving international development. The series is co-sponsored by RTI and several international and area study centers at Duke.