Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Brattleboro Center Hosts Dialogue With Kate Jellema Nov. 12

Kate Jellema
BRATTLEBORO, VT – As part of its ongoing mission to provide socially relevant education opportunities for its students, Union Institute & University’s (UI&U) Brattleboro Academic Center will host a dialogue on social and ethical responsibility Saturday, November 12, with Kate Jellema, director of the program in nonprofit management at the Marlboro College Graduate School. The discussion is one in a series as part of Union’s Bachelor of Arts residency program.

For many years Jellema has worked in a variety of international and local settings to engage in questions that link history, community, and culture. In addition to her current role at Marlboro, Jellema is a scholar of Southeast Asia and has lived and worked in Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Uganda. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan.

“Dr. Jellema will lead the BA students in a vigorous and timely dialogue on this topic,” said Dr. Dan Lerner, dean of the Vermont academic centers. “Today, our society is grappling with a stagnant economy and multiple wars. In Brattleboro and elsewhere around the state, the lives of thousands of Vermonters have been forever changed by Tropical Storm Irene. Perhaps there is no better time than now to ask, what does it mean for us to be socially and ethically responsible?”

The Brattleboro community is invited to take part in the discussion held Saturday, November 12, from 3-4:15 p.m., in Community Room at the barn located at the Brattleboro Academic Center, 3 University Way, Brattleboro. For more information contact the Brattleboro Center at, or at 802-257-9411.

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