Amy Finnegan, long-time Soliya partner and assistant professor and chair of the Justice and Peace Studies Department at the University of St. Thomas, receives the President’s Civic Engagement Stewardship Award. Read here.
Our Partnerships and Outreach Manager Ayca Ariyoruk participated in the Media and Information Literacy: Educational Strategies for the Prevention of Violent Extremism Summit organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilization and UN Academic Impact. Click here for the full recorded video of the event; Soliya takes the floor at the 2:54 mark.
The Virtual Exchange Coalition--Soliya, iEARN-USA, Global Nomads Group--organized the first-ever Virtual Exchange Happy Hour. The night was a physical field-building event in Manhattan, NY to increase awareness of virtual exchange while also gathering educators, practitioners, and supporters in one space to connect with each other, transfer knowledge, and initiate thought-partnership.
Q&A: Education is key to combatting violence and extremism, says American University in Cairo's new President Francis Ricciardone
Francis Ricciardone, President of American University of Cairo and former US Ambassador to Turkey, talks to LA Times’ Ann Simmons about Soliya’s impact in AUC and how technology can bring students together to build understanding and break barriers. Read here.