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Laurentians Learn with Dr. Carotenuto and Dr. Wairungu

- Virtual - Zoom
General Event

In partnership with the Alumni Executive Council, the University continues "Laurentians Learn," a series of webinars aimed at expanding learning opportunities from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and parents on important and interesting topics.

Rooted in Place: Reciprocity and Community Engagement in Kenya
with Dr. Matt Carotenuto, Professor of History & Hanson Associate Dean of International and Intercultural Studies,
and Dr. Michael Wairungu, Assistant Director of Academics and Student Life for the Kenya Semester Program

Headshots of Dr. Carotenuto and Dr. Wairungu

For 50 years, St. Lawrence University has established itself as a national leader in off-campus study in Africa. More than 2,300 students have spent a semester or summer term in East Africa, and the program would not be able to offer such a transformative opportunity for students without a vast network of community partners throughout the region. But how are host communities impacted through the powerful experiences they facilitate for our students?

By examining the theme of reciprocity within off-campus study, this talk will draw from recently published collaborative research which uses SLU’s 50 year history in Kenya as a lens to explore the benefits and challenges of ethical community engagement in off-campus study.

Register by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, online or by calling the Office of Laurentian Engagement: 888-758-4438. Registered attendees will receive Zoom login information approximately 24-hours prior to the webinar.

Register Today!