Working Groups
A year after the successful US-Russia Joint/Dual Degree Conference, the publication of the Higher Education Working Group’s joint degree guidebook is set to enhance US-Russia university partnerships even further.
Working Groups
There are over 100,000 children waiting to be adopted in both the US and Russia. To accelerate adoption rates and improve practices, Child Protection working group members and fellows spent this year comparing child welfare systems in the two countries.
Working Groups
“Everywhere I go, educators are asking: ‘How can we prepare our young people to succeed in an interconnected and borderless world?’” explains Dr. Yvonne Andres, CEO of GlobalSchoolNet.org and a co-chair of the SEE Education and Youth Working Group. Children are coming of age in a digital world where information is available instantaneously and geographical boundaries are blurred. Educators in Russia and the US encounter the common challenge of how to bring this globalized connectedness into their classrooms.
Conference
The Fall 2014 newsletter offers insight into the inaugural fellowship program, the success of working group projects, and other SEE accomplishments.
Fellowships
“Familiar questions, solved in a different way; totally new knowledge and skills, allowing us to look at the situation from a new angle; amazing opportunities to visit iconic American landscape.” This is how Anna Zavadskaya, a fellow in the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange, described her experience in the U.S. She was struck by “…the diversity of wildlife and… [by the] people passionately working for conservation of these treasures.”
Working Groups
On September 30, 2014 SEE hosted a webinar on the subject of “Cultivating Donor Relations.” It featured SEE representatives with extensive expertise in the sphere of fundraising and fostering effective donor relations.
Working Groups
On September 30, 2014 SEE will be hosting a webinar on the subject of “Cultivating Donor Relations.” It will feature SEE representatives with extensive expertise in the sphere of fundraising and fostering effective donor relations. The webinar’s main goal is to provide working group members and other participants with an opportunity to exchange best practices in successfully cultivating relations with potential donors.
Working Groups
In July of 2014, US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange hosted two online Information and Communication Technology (ICT) trainings for its working group members and fellows on the subject of "Information Security for Beginners: How to be Safe in the Internet."
Projects
Media-Enabled Musketeers is a joint venture between Manhattan-based Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) and Moscow’s Journalism Advancement and Support Center (JASC). These organizations combined their knowhow and contacts in order to connect two discrete populations across two distinct countries – reporters and people with disabilities in Russia and the US. Read more to learn about this innovative project.
Working Groups
Where should one search for innovative models for building sustainable economies in small communities? As it turns out, Wichita, Kansas may be a good place to start. In January 2014, fellows and members from SEE’s Community Development Working Group came to Kansas and Nebraska to learn how to strengthen support for entrepreneurism in their communities.