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ICE Alumni Profiles > Belinda Chiu

Belinda Chiu

Advisor: Hope Leichter

TC Degree, Program & Specialization: Ed.D., IED/Family and Communities

Geographical Focus: Africa, indigenous, minority, and immigrant communities

Previous graduate education: Masters in Law and Diplomacy, the Fletcher School

Research and scholarly interests: Nonformal education, particularly of women and girls; transmission of knowledge through oral and written histories and nonformal channels such as cooking and mass media; immigrant experiences and the influences and impact of culture; role of the Phelps Stokes Fund and other philanthropic organizations in international educational development; communication and public diplomacy; collaborative network building

Something special about TC:  The people: fellow students and faculty. They come from all walks of life, with different experiences, interests and philosophies. Yet everyone is passionate about their work and contributions: how to make this world a more inclusive place and to eliminate social injustices. And the best thing is: they are extremely down-to-earth individuals.