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2012 Gesi Welcome Packet FINAL

2012 Gesi Welcome Packet FINAL

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Northwestern University’s 
Global EngagementStudies Institute
Pre-DepartureLearningSummit 2012
Brian Hanson | Director of Programs, Operations, and Research at the Buffett Center | bhanson@northwestern.edu
Brian Hanson is the Director of Programs, Operations, and Research at the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern.The Buffett Center is also home to the Center for Global Engagement, which runs the GESI program. Hanson, a lecturer in political science, is also thefaculty advisor to nine co-curricular student groups focused on world affairs. Hanson is active in international philanthropy: he serves as Director and ViceChair for programming at the Stanley Foundation; sits on the board of the Chicago Global Donors Network; advises the Holtues Trust; and is director of the TNH Foundation. Hanson also serves as board Chair for GlobeMed, a national organization building a new generation of global health leaders throughundergraduate involvement. Hanson is also on the board of the Foundation for Sustainable Development. Previously, Hanson was a foreign policy advisor toUS Senator Alan Dixon, a government affairs representative for John Deere & Company, and a research analyst for the US Information Agency. The Hansonfamily has a four-legged bundle of joy named Quinn who seeks Puperoni treats and globally engaged office environments.
Paul Arntson | Professor, School of Communication Studies | p-arntson@northwestern.edu
Professor Paul Arntson is the Alumnae of Northwestern University Teaching Professor of Speech Communication Studies, fellow at the Buehler Center onAging at Northwestern's McGaw Medical Center, and faculty associate at the University's Institute for Policy Research. Arntson serves on the faculty of theAsset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) and is on the steering committee of the Center for Civic Engagement, an organization he helpedfound. Arntson also founded the Northwestern Undergraduate Leadership Program and helped found the Northwestern Public Interest Program, whichplaces graduating seniors in public interest fellowships each year. Arntson’s research includes understanding communities, civic responsibility and theconnections between organizations. He has conducted research and training programs in British, Australian, and American primary care contexts, with self help groups, and with neighborhood associations in order to improve citizens’ decision making competencies concerning their health and the well-being of their communities. He is a founding faculty of the Center for Global Engagement as well. (Oh, and GQ Magazine recently awarded him the Faculty Fashionaward. Be sure to congratulate him!)
Nicole Patel | Assistant Director, Center for Global Engagement | nicole-patel@northwestern.edu | 847.602.3616
Nicole joined CGE in June 2009. Prior, she spent several years in India where she worked for the UNDP and Government of India on a rural tourismproject in Bhuj, Gujarat, and then worked as a Program Officer at the American India Foundation in New Delhi, where she managed Rickshaw Sangh, amicrocredit initiative enabling cycle rickshaw pullers to avail asset finance while forging a group identity through collectivization and credit plus programs.Nicole spent a year in Chile on one of those “traditional” study abroad programs; conducted field research on participatory development in South Africa;and taught English in Peru. Nicole is a recipient of the William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India and sits on that fellowship’s alumni advisory board.She is also a New Leaders Council Fellow and is on the junior board of MarketPlace Handwork of India, a fair-trade organization in Mumbai. She graduatedfrom Northwestern where she studied political science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She has a certificate in Philanthropy and NonprofitOrganizations from Northwestern’s School of Continuing Studies.
Meghan Ozaroski | Program Manager, Center for Global Engagement | m-ozaroski@northwestern.edu | 319.389.0380
Meghan Ozaroski joined as CGE program manager in July 2011, and previously spent three years working at the
Buffett Center 
, where she managed facultyand fellows programming, events, and communications and outreach across the university. Meghan also created and now administers the NorthwesternUniversity Global Opportunities
(NUGO) website
, which maps out all of the global opportunities provided by Northwestern for faculty, graduate andundergraduate students. She also founded and chairs AHEAD@NU: the Association for Higher Education Administrators’ Development, a professionaldevelopment group for employees of the University. Before coming to Northwestern, Meghan worked at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM),coordinating study abroad programs in Tanzania, Botswana, India, Japan, and Chicago. Meghan has a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration andPolicy from Northwestern, and as an undergraduate at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she majored in Psychology and Music.
Karina Walker | Program Coordinator, Center for Global Engagement | k-walker@northwestern.edu | 509.590.8795
Karina Walker joined the CGE team as program coordinator in June 2011. Prior, she worked in scholarship management with Chicago Public Schools, afterfinishing her yearlong Northwestern Public Interest Program fellowship at Cabrini Connections, a mentoring program for 7th-12th grade students. Karinastudied abroad in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2008 and volunteered with an organization teaching performing arts to youth living and working on the streets. Ayear later, she returned to Cochabamba with a research grant to conduct ethnographic research exploring the dynamic relationships between street youthand their service providers. She helped found an organization called “Kids Books Bolivia” which publishes multilingual children’s books celebrating Bolivianculture and raising awareness about the country’s pressing social issues. Karina graduated from Northwestern University in June 2010 with a bachelor’s inCultural Anthropology and International Studies with a Latin America concentration.
9:00AM - 11:30AMCheck-in at Hostelling InternationalChicago11:00AMLunch becomes available12:00PM - 1:00PMKick Off (at210 S. Clark Street)2:30PM - 7:00PMCity Challenge - bring your gameface. Wear comfy shoes, packsunscreen, water, etc.7:00PMDinner at Star of Siam(11 East Illinois St)9:00AM - 11:00AMInternational Studies 390 class(Brian Hanson)11:00AM - 12:00PMLanguage Classes(Spanish students in Kresge 2-301)12:00PM - 1:00PMLunch1:00PM - 2:00PMSocial Entrepreneurship(Michael Gordon)2:00PM - 5:30PMCommunication Studies 395 class(Paul Arntson)5:30PM 6:30PMDinner 6:30PM - 7:30PMCountry Specific Guest Speakers7:30PM - 8:00PMIndividual and group reflection -
Complete Journal Prompt A4
8:00PM - 9:00PMBreakouts with program partners(FSD, TI, SEC)9:00AM - 11:00AMInternational Studies 390 class(Brian Hanson)11:00AM - 12:00PMLanguage Classes12:00PM - 1:00PMLunch1:00PM - 4:30 PMCommunication Studies 395 class(Paul Arntson)4:30PM - 5:30PMGlobal Health(Dr. Shiban Ganju)5:30PM - 6:30PMDinner 6:30PM - 7:30PMCountry Specific Guest Speakers7:30PM - 8:30PMIndividual and group reflection -
Complete Journal Prompt A4
6:00AMWakeup early! You need to catch the7:18am train to Northwestern.9:00AM - 11:00AMCommunication Studies 395 class(Paul Arntson)11:00AM - 12:00PMLanguage Classes12:00PM - 1:00PMLunch1:00PM - 4:30PMInternational Studies 390 class(Brian Hanson)5:00PM - 6:00PMDinner 6:00PM - 7:30PMABCD(Jody Kretzmann)7:30PM - 9:00PMHeath, Safety, Logistics with ProgramPartners (FSD, TI, SEC) & StudentInstructors

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