Projects
In March, Daria Petrova was preparing for her final exams and was getting ready to defend her Bachelor’s thesis. Also the editor-in-chief of Gornostay TV, she had been hoping for a reprieve from her duties at Gornostay TV, but Daria’s hopes for a quiet exam period were dashed when she learned about an opportunity to join YTVB, Season 2. Novosibirsk is speaking: Learn about how the Russian side of the Youth TV Bridge anchor team prepares for the new season.
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SEE had the pleasure of hosting a delegation of international fellows of the 2017 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary Inclusive Education Fellowship Program. The fellows presented their ambitious projects, and joined SEE staff in a dynamic discussion about accessibility and inclusivity regarding disabilities and education. Hailing from Armenia, India, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, the fellows represent the diverse, globally-oriented future of SEE’s Disabilities Partnership Platform.
Fellowships
“When mentor programs collaborate from across the globe, they benefit by gaining new tools and resources from an entirely different perspective … the exchange of ideas has the opportunity to impact the youth directly.” Julie Gehring is the Director of Mentoring at Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center in Boston, and is one of SEE’s 2017 Independent Professionals. Read more about her journey to Russia:
Fellowships
As a SEE Invited Professional, Emily Beitiks traveled to Russia to meet with coordinators of the Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival and to attend the Volga Encounters Youth Media Festival. she jumped on the opportunity to learn more about what is happening on the ground for disability issues in Russia.
Projects
SEE's Independent Professionals Project Initiative is a competition that supports impactful, independent initiatives that advance US-Russian collaboration.
Projects
Imagine a teenager trying to quit smoking. Whenever he is craving a cigarette, he reaches into his pocket, but instead of pulling out a pack of cigarettes, he pulls out his smart phone.
Projects
Eurasia Foundation's US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange launched its newest initiative, the Disabilities Partnership Platform (DPP), at a groundbreaking roundtable on March 4, 2017 at Manhattan’s Hunter College in New York.
Conference
Gleb Paramonov was approaching a sweat at his laptop keyboard as he rapidly maneuvered his mouse on the table and his fingers flitted over the keyboard. He was hard at work making edits to a video that he and his fellow YTVB anchor-teammates had been producing for the last 7 hours. This was the final stretch of the Student Television Network 2017 Crazy 8s contest, the last hour to finalize the video, export it on a flash drive, and race through a mob of people to submit it...
Projects
Katelyn and Izzy had been sick with anticipation for weeks before the STN convention. Along with their two teammates Jacob and Payton from Geneva High School in Illinois, they have been impatiently waiting for the results of the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange’s 30-second video competition to be announced. In late March, they were standing on the stage at the STN convention Excellence Awards in front of a crowd of 3,000 other students, being introduced as the winners of the 30 second video competition and as the new anchors of the second season of the US-Russia Youth TV Bridge. Learn more about their journey to join the YTVB.
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The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange will be at the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival in March, with panels, workshops, screenings, and more!