TEDx with LAS Dean Guillermo Vásquez de Velasco
Tessa Fixen-Lavdiotis: Managing Humanitarian Innovation
We are proud to announce that alumnus Tessa Fixen-Lavdiotis, Program Officer at Field Ready, has contributed to a
chapter of the book "Managing
Humanitarian Innovation". Some of the topics treated by the book give insight on issues presented in our Humanitarian
Supply Chain class. If you are interested, you can find more information
on the book and a free sample of the chapter here: https://www.fieldready.org/book
NYT - Germany's Secret Labor Experiment
author of “Berlin Calling: A Story
of Anarchy, Music, the Wall, and the Birth of the New Berlin," writes
about how Germany has been trying to quickly integrate into its economy
the evergrowing number of immigrants it welcomes every year. Our
partner, Kiron University, is mentioned as one of the innovators that help refugees enter higher education. Click here to read more.
Alumnus Addisalem Agegnehu Starts New Position at Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago
We are happy to announce that RFMS alumnus Addisalem Agegnehu accepted
a position with the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago as the
Match Grant Case Manager. Her role is to ensure that newly resettled
refugees are employed and self-sufficient. ECAC is currently looking for
volunteers: to find out more visit their website or email Addisalem Agegnehu.
Rohingya Awareness Event
The Rohingya Awareness Event was organized thanks to our first year students Bao Thao and Emily Fleitz, who partnered with Dr. Imran Akbar from the RCC and Abdul Jabbar-Amanullah and Nasir Zakaria from the Rohingya Culture Center to give us a glimpse into the largest current refugee settlement in the world. The speakers offered us a crude picture of some of the health and security risks that the Rohingya minority have been exposed to for about two decades.