Albrecht Fellowship for High School Students: 2024 Schedule

February 03, 2024: Program Opening – Cross-Cultural Competency  

How effective speakers form connections with their audience and motivate change.

Speakers: Dr. James Albrecht, Visionary Founder, Albrecht Fellowships; Group Vice President (ret.), McCormick

Luby Ismail, Founder and President of Connecting Cultures

Matt Van Hoose, Associate VP for Global, Career, and Community-Based Learning and a Professor of Anthropology at Goucher College

Hosted at: Goucher College

February 24, 2024: “Thinking Broadly and Boldly” – Introduction to the World of Diplomacy  

Overview of diplomacy and its importance in building international relations, as well as peacebuilding efforts for addressing the causes and impact of conflicts.

Speakers: Barry Wright, Highwire Improv, Chief of Staff at Noom 

Jay Bose, Public Diplomacy Officer, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. State Department

Jennifer Erie, Foreign Service Officer, US Agency for International Development

Brian Shea, Founder and Board Member, Highwire Improv

Chelsea Wilson, Foreign Service Officer, Consular Section, U.S. Embassy in El Salvador, U.S. State Department; Founder, Hey Ms. Traveler

Hosted at: Media Star Promotions

March 16, 2024: Refugee Migration and Reintegration

Global migration trends and the services offered to refugees ease their integration into non-native societies.

Speakers: Dr. Astrid Schmidt-King, Teaching Assistant Professor at the Sellinger School of Business & Management, Loyola University 

Soccer Without Borders

Zarmina Hamidi, Constituent Engagement Specialist, Global Refuge

Hosted at: Loyola University 

April 06, 2024: Sustainable Development to Tackle the 8 Billion Challenge  

Details: TBA

Speakers: Russell Hill, Executive Director and Professor, IMET, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science  

Hosted at: Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) 

April 27, 2024: Leveraging Technology as a Catalyst for Change

Using modern technology, including social media, to lead positive change.

Speakers: TBA

May 18, 2024: Finding Your Voice in the Era of Disinformation

Details: TBA

June 01, 2024: International Day of Service

Details: TBA

June 22, 2024: Graduation Ceremony

Details: TBA

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