Mark Chupp, PhD
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Aug 31 2015
The deadline to apply for winter break short-term Study Abroad courses to India and Ecuador is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1. There are still a few slots open for each course — which are open to CWRU undergraduate and graduate students of any major — and financial aid may be used. The winter break courses are:
Ecuador: SASS 575/375: Health, Human and Social Development
CWRU students – Apply here for Ecuador
Dates of travel: Dec 27, 2015 – Jan 9, 2016
Seminars: Sept 26, Nov 21, Jan 23
This 3-hour course provides an integrated approach to the study of multicultural issues related to policies and services that center around human and community development and healthcare in Ecuador. Through visits in urban and rural Ecuador, you will be exposed to knowledge of the country’s history, biodiversity, environment, politics, economic system, social and health services, and the rich diversity of the people. You will visit programs in health and traditional medicine, environmental issues, education, child welfare, and trafficking in human persons.
Other experiences include shopping at a traditional open air market in Otavalo, visit to the equator, ziplining, and hiking volcanoes. A unique way of understanding the cultural diversity will be through home stays in small groups with Quichua indigenous families — a highlight for past students. We will also visit an Afro-Ecuadoran community. Another highlight of this trip is an excursion to Amazon rainforest where you will explore a different Ecuadorian lifestyle influenced by the native people, flora and fauna and traditional medicine.
Faculty: Mark Chupp, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Francisca G.-C. Richter, PhD (email@example.com)
Fee $3,995 includes international airfare, in-country travel, most meals, accommodations, agency visits, guest lecturers, program fees, excursions, insurance abroad and cultural events.
SASS 575/375: India: Global Health and Social Development
CWRU Students – Apply here for India
Travel Dates: December 27, 2015 – January 9, 2016
Seminars: Sept 26, Nov 21, Jan 23
This course will cover visits to Mubai, the financial capital of India; Delhi, the national capital; Taj Mahal, the world’s seventh man-made wonder; and Jaipur, the historic Pink City of Royals. You will not only experience the challenges and opportunities of a rising economy but will also learn from the rich historic and cultural heritage of India. We will have workshops in Asia’s largest democratic leadership development and training institute; experience the social development program in world’s largest slum; visit the project of 2014 Nobel Laureate for Peace Kailash Satyarthi on child labor and trafficking; and learn from the world’s renowned “hole in wall” project. We will visit the Mumbai Stock exchange and the City of Lord Krishna Vrindavan. Experience natural beauty and an elephant safari in a historic royal fort.
The purpose of this 3-credit experiential course is to familiarize students with Indian social development and social policy issues in healthcare, poverty alleviation, non-formal education, and application of information communication technologies in addressing social problems. The trip will include guided tours to neighborhoods, field projects, health, social and educational institutions and government establishments. Daily lectures by practitioners and eminent Indian scholars and researchers will further enhance students’ understanding.
Faculty: Deborah Jacobson, PhD (Deborah.Jacobson@case.edu) and Kyra Rothenberg, PhD
Fee $4,995 includes: international airfare, in-country travel, all meals, accommodations, agency visits, guest lecturers, program fees, excursions, cultural events and insurance abroad.
Jul 29 2015
On July 29, Dr. Mark Chupp led a “World Cafe” public dialogue for community organizers about urban revitalization through social and ecological justice as part of the International Institute on Peace Education on July 27 – August 2. Dr. Chupp chairs our Community Practice for Social Change MSSA concentration, directs the Mandel School’s Study Abroad program, leads the East Cleveland Partnership, and is a founding trustee of the National Peace Academy. He is joined at the week-long peace education institute at the University of Toledo by MSSA/MNO student Nina Holzer.
Oct 2 2014
Professor Mark Chupp is one of several distinguished experts on a panel for a civic forum, “The Three Forms of Capital: Why Human and Social Capital are the Building Blocks for Healthy, Stable Societies.” It is an event focused on building community development that is co-hosted by the Mandel School’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development and the Cleveland Institute of Art on Thursday, October 9, at 3:30pm to 5:00pm (followed by a reception). RSVP to Barbara Chira at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The civic forum’s keynote speaker is Stephan G. Vetter, President and CEO, Partners of the Americas, and a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. With over 35 years of experience in international and domestic development, Vetter offers a rich background in international voluntary service, grassroots community leadership and developing public-private partnerships to reduce poverty and improve the economic and social development of disadvantaged populations. He is leading the Partners of the Americas partnership with the Department of State and NAFSA to implement President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative.
Dr. Chupp will be joining Mr. Vetter on WCPN 90.3FM’s Sound of Ideas radio show on NPR on Wednesday, October 8, at 9:00am to discuss poverty from both a global and local perspective, how ordinary people can become powerful agents of social change, and the role of the artists, social workers, and others to build communities and dare to imagine a better world.
The other panelists for the civic forum include Bobbi Reichtell, Executive Director of Campus District, Inc.; Tom Schorgl, President and CEO, Community Partnership for Arts & Culture; and Sai Sinbondit, Designer, Researcher, and Adjunct Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art.