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E18S8: A Career in Public Policy with Sergio Hernandez Mendoza

How does a career in public policy look like? How can a PhD help enhance a career in public policy? To help answer these questions listen to Sergio Hernandez Mendoza story. Sergio has 10 years planning, monitoring and evaluating public policies for international organization and in his native Mexico. He was appointed as Senior Policy

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E15S8: Social Entrepreneurship, Equity and Female Leadership with Devon Davey

Another name for social entrepreneurship, equity and female leadership is Devon Davey. Devon is a Bay Area-native capacity builder with 12+ years of partnering with social entrepreneurs and founders. Be it a refugee crisis, youth empowerment, education, philanthropy, network building, systems change, and climate crises.  Devon is there to co-create strategy and help co-create solutions for

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E14S8: A Career in Applied Research with Economist Dr. Soumya Balasubramanya

“If you have privilege, use it to do good” is just one of the many tips that came out of an amazing conversation with poverty and development researcher Dr. Soumya Balasubramanya. This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship (find more details below). Soumya’s applied research focuses on poverty and development challenges in

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E12S8: A Career Fighting Social Inequality with Ben Phillips

This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship (more info below) What does a career fighting social inequality look like? Look no further as I sit down with one of the world’s expert in social inequality: Ben Phillips. Ben Phillips is the author of the book How to Fight Inequality. He advises the

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E11S8: Business Giving for Impact with Masami Sato

This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship (more info below) The business of business giving.  How does it work? Does it work? This week’s guest story starts with a healthy food business and evolves into one of the biggest most successful business philanthropy efforts working with 3k business and over 220M giving impacts called B1G1.

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E10S8: Women in Peacebuilding with Manal El Tayar

This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship (more info below) If you ask me who is the face of the XXI Century peacebuilder professional, I would say it’s Manal El Tayar. Manal is a Rotary Peace Fellow, trilingual development professional with 7+ years of experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation

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E9S8: Promoting Global Peace and Human Rights with Art Curator Ashley Woods

This episode was brought to you thanks to the Rotary Peace Fellowship (more info below) Ashley Woods is an internationally recognized art curator, project manager and producer. How you can become an art curator, produce global art exhibits that travel the world and work with Peace Laureates. Sounds amazing right? It’s hard, but very possible and Ashley

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E8S8: Connecting Local Knowledge with Peace and Development Initiatives with Dr. Pamina Firchow

How do you connect local knowledge with peace and development initiatives? At the cutting edge of peacebuilding/development research and practice; winner of 2020 Book of the Year by the Conflict Research Society with the book “Reclaiming everyday peace: local voices in measurement and evaluation after war”; associate professor in the COEX program (Conflict Resolution and Coexistence) at Brandeis University, Episode

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E7S8: Career Transitions. From the Humanitarian field to Peacebuilding with Ayako Tsujisaka

Let’s talk about career transitions.  After over a decade working in the medical humanitarian field, Ayako Tsujika, transitioned to working full time in peacebuilding.  She is currently working at the Africa Department of JICA, Japan International Cooperation Agency, as a country officer since last summer, and is going to work on its governance and peacebuilding programs

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