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Brooke K. Harris

Brooke harris Advisor: Peter Lucas

TC degree, program, specialization and year of graduation:
MA, International Education Development/Peace Education, 2005

Dissertation/Integrative Project title: Human Rights Education for Youth:  The Human Rights Activist Project in Focus

Description of your current position:I presently serve as an International Educator for Africa (IEFA) in Djibouti with the International Foundation for Self-Help (IFESH). As a Pedagogical Advisor at the national teacher training center, I help teachers throughout the country create student-centered and interactive classrooms. My community initiative is a youth-led environmental education and community art project called the Recycled Arts Project. It has inspired hundreds of students to recycle and use found objects for art. 

Something special about your TC experience: As an international scholar, I am always searching for meaningful international work. Taking the intensive week-long course "Human Rights and Peace Education in Turkey" afforded me the opportunity to travel and work with local scholars to address critical issues around women's rights, minority rights, and security in a country working toward inclusion into the European Union.