By Gabriel Arteaga, TDC National Manager

The Democracy Commitment would like to share with its members, two opportunities that are being debuted by the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Institute for Public Service (ISP). We strongly encourage those interested to apply.

A Week in Washington

NOVA would like to host approximately 25 students this summer, from around the country, to learn about American politics, international affairs, and the rule of law in the Nation’s Capital. In what it is calling, “A Week in Washington,” NOVA aims to promote student leadership and activism and forge stronger relationships with other community colleges. Students would enroll in a 1-credit PLS (Political Science) 198 – Seminar and Project course at NOVA that would include lectures, a research and writing assignment, site visits and a small group presentation to allow students to reflect on their experience and learning. NOVA is currently conducting information sessions to interested students at community college campuses.

For details please contact David Smith at davidjsmith@davidjsmithconsulting.com.

Global Health Crises, Pandemics, and Policy Challenges Seminar

NOVA

Courtesy of Northern Virginia Community College

NOVA’s Institute for Public Service will host a 2.5 day seminar titled Global Health Crises, Pandemics, and Policy Challenges: Approaches to Teaching in Community Colleges, April 9-11, 2015 in Alexandria, VA.  The seminar is designed to build capacity in community colleges for teaching about global health issues.  The recent Ebola crisis has drawn attention to the need to better prepare students and local communities for public health challenges.  The program is designed for both liberal arts and health sciences faculty and will include presentations by George Mason University epidemiologist Kathryn Jacobsen, and global health practitioner and Yale University faculty member Richard Skolnik, author of “Global Health 101”. Talks by Doctors Without Borders and the CDC​ are planned.  Also included will be a​ site visit to the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization, and training by the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Registration is limited to 25 and will close on March 18, 2015.

More information including an agenda can be found here.

If you have any questions please contact David Smith at davidjsmith@davidjsmithconsulting.com.