Center for the Study of Public Life

Coro Fellowship Accepting Applications

 The Coro Fellowship uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers. Today’s complex urban environments present constantly evolving challenges and opportunities, creating an increasing need for versatile leaders with the ability to forge connections and lead across the non-profit, business and government sectors. Competitively selected applicants will join an…

Wednesday: Talking about Race with Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb, PhD is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut Professor, an author, and a Staff Writer for the New Yorker. His book, the Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, was published in 2010 through Bloomsbury Publishing. His post recent…

Spaces Available in Practicing Democracy

Practicing Democracy is a 1.5 credit CSPL course that has spaces available for the spring. Taught by Mary Hannah Henderson, the course is aimed toward juniors and seniors of any major. It meets on Thursdays from 1:10-4pm. Here is the course description below:  Organizing can make a difference in addressing major public challenges that require…

Former Ambassador Fujisaki’s Visit to Wesleyan

On October 13, Wesleyan hosted a visit from the former Japanese Ambassador to the United States, Ichiro Fujisaki, as part of a goodwill mission Ambassador Fujisaki and a panel of experts are bringing to colleges and in public talks. The purpose of the program, “Walk in the US, Talk on Japan,” is to promote a strong…

Center for Prison Education Hiring Program Manager

The Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan University is hiring a Program Manager.  Since 2009, the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education has brought the transformative power of the liberal arts into Connecticut’s prisons, offering incarcerated individuals the opportunity to take Wesleyan courses, taught by Wesleyan faculty and receive college credit for their efforts. By extending…

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our…

He Began Shining Hope for Communities with a Soccer Ball

On Friday, November 6th, Wesleyan hosted a WESeminar: Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum. Kennedy Odede ’12, founder of SHOFCO, spoke about developing a community organization in Kibera, Nairobi, meeting his wife, Jessica Posner Odede ’09 through is work, and graduating from Wesleyan. Kennedy and Jessica shared their story through…

Reflections on Daniel Beaty’s Visit to Wesleyan

From October 8th to October 10th Wesleyan was graced with award-winning actor, writer, mentor, activist, and kind soul, Daniel Beaty. During his short time at Wesleyan, Daniel hosted two workshops for Wesleyan students, an open mic, and performed his one man show “Mr. Joy.”  He concluded his stay at Wesleyan by hosting a social justice…

Ron Young Middle East Series

Ron Young is a Consultant for the National Interreligious Initiative for Peace of the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative.  Ron works with leaders of 25 U.S. Jewish, Christian and Muslim national religious organizations to develop consensus advocacy positions and mobilize public support for active, fair and firm U.S. leadership for Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace.- NILI He is the author…