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EMU Connects With ‘Future Generations’ Students

Posted on August 2nd, 2006

Dr. Torill Iversen, Norway (working with Future Generations, Afghanistan); Sivan Oun, World Relief, Cambodia; and Margaret Kaggwa, Milago Hospital, Uganda
L. to r.: Dr. Torill Iversen, Norway (working with Future Generations, Afghanistan); Sivan Oun, World Relief, Cambodia; and Margaret Kaggwa, Milago Hospital, Uganda, were among the 15 community leaders from 14 countries taking part in a fifth summer session of EMU’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute, July 24-28; from there, the group went to Mennonite Central Committee headquarters in Akron, Pa.
Photo by Jim Bishop

by Chris Edwards

Sixteen students from almost as many countries passed through Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) recently on their worldwide quest for a masters degree in “applied community change and conservation.” Their previous stop was India. Future stops will be Peru, Nepal and Tibet.

The students belonged to an innovative, two-year graduate program called “Future Generations,” for which Daniel W. (Dan) Wessner is the academic director. Dr. Wessner is associate professor of international and political studies at EMU.

“We are small people,” said Vietnamese student Dang Ngoc Quang, referring to his and his peers

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