Creating Education to Employment Pathways for Refugee and Displaced Communities, March 4, 2021 | MIT J-WEL

Creating Education to Employment Pathways for Refugee and Displaced Communities, March 4, 2021

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Date and Time

Thursday, March 4, 2021
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. ET 

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Description

The MIT Refugee Action Hub (ReACT) accelerates opportunity among learners affected by forced migration to become agents of positive change in their communities. Founded by MIT Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Admir Masic and driven by his own experience as a refugee, the program brings MIT’s strengths in online learning and innovation together with academics, entrepreneurship, skills training, and experiential learning. The program is entirely virtual this year, enabling an opportunity to expand our reach globally with 50 learners representing 22 countries, and emerging hubs of learners in Colombia, Jordan, Lebanon, Uganda, Ethiopia and the United States. MIT ReACT will share insights from its curricular and pedagogical approach to education to employment pathways, lessons learned in the shift to a virtual program, and ways J-WEL members can get involved in expanding opportunities to underserved learner communities globally. 

Speakers

Prof. Admir Masic

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty Fellow, Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology
Faculty Director, MIT ReACT


Admir Masic is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at MIT. He is a faculty fellow in the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology (CMRAE) and also founder and faculty director of the MIT Refugee Action Hub (MIT ReACT). His research focuses on the development of high performance, in situ and multiscale characterization techniques to investigate complex biological and archaeological materials. His group explores ancient technologies as a source of inspiration for the development of a new generation of more durable and sustainable building materials. In 2019, Masic received the CEE Masheeh Excellence Teaching Award.

Dr. Lana Cook

Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives, MIT Open Learning

Dr. Lana Cook is a strategist, writer, and community builder. She is Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives at MIT Open Learning, where she incubates special projects in education across Open Learning, including managing the MIT Refugee Action Hub (ReACT). She carries her Ph.D. in English from Northeastern University, with specialties in sociocultural identity, visual studies, and affective theory. She draws from over 15 years of experience in higher education, libraries, and museums, serving in a number of teaching, research, curatorial and administrative roles.
 

Date & Time: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 09:00 to 10:15


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