Advancement of Public Action: Related Content

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Aaron Landsman makes live performances and other events, at the intersection of art and community organizing. His work has been presented extensively in New York, in several US cities, and internationally in Norway, Serbia, Morocco and the UK.

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Visiting faculty member and former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck weighed in on CBS News about the sudden leave of EPA children's health official Dr. Ruth Etzel.

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Starting this fall, Bennington College will participate in a four-college consortium focusing on the global refugee crisis, supported by a $2.5-million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Nicole Donnelly '02 is combining her painting and papermaking skills with ecological and environmental awareness for her new public art installation in South Philadelphia's Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park. 

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International human rights and racial justice lawyer Gay Johnson McDougall ’69 is the 2018 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

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First United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues and former executive director of Global Rights

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As Georgia’s Youth Delegate to the United Nations, Bennington student Lika Torikashvili addressed the Third Committee of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. In her speech, Torikashvili championed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

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Alisa Del Tufo's career has been dedicated to making impact at the nexus of practice and policy; individual and community change; intellectual pursuit and activism with the goal of ending violence in the lives of women and girls addressing racism and other deep social challenges. She has founded three organizations: Sanctuary for Families, CONNECT, and Threshold Collaborative.

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Judith Enck is a senior advisor at the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development. She will work with Bennington students to tackle the giant emerging issue of our time:  plastic pollution.

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Ben Hall ’04 is a chef/activist/artist based in Detroit. Hall’s work revolves around the forms community takes. Particularly at the Russell Street Deli, a 30-year-old heritage restaurant in Detroit’s "Eastern Market", which Hall owns and operates with collaborator Jason Murphy, as a long-term sited project dealing with labor structures, how capital routes itself, and hierarchical power structures.

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Susan Sgorbati, the director of the Elizabeth Coleman Center for the Advancement of Public Action, is a professional mediator and educator whose creative research has led to collaboration across disciplines ranging from dance improvisation to biology to visual arts, as both an artist and a driver of social change.

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Caroline Woolard makes objects and systems at the intersection of art, technology, and the economy.

Charles Crowell

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Charles Crowell is a financial economist and entrepreneur interested in the field of social entrepreneurship and community regeneration.

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Rotimi Suberu’s research on Nigerian government and politics and international relations have prompted invitations to consult for the Nigerian government, the World Bank, the National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, and the Forum of Federations.

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Burcu Seyben is a theatre theorist, playwright, actress, and author of Theatre and Multimedia (Habitus, 2016). She specializes in contemporary European and Turkish performances, and directors as well as theatre and politics.

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Eileen Scully is an award-winning scholar of American diplomacy and international history. Her recent work explores historical understandings of human trafficking and international customary law on the coming, going, and staying of destitute, physically disabled migrants.

Prazak

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Prazak teaches anthropology and African studies, specializing in economic development and cultural change in East Africa, using multidisciplinary research strategies to address globalization, inequality, culturally-based ways of knowing, gender-based violence, and politics of the body.

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Jonathan Pitcher is a scholar of Latin American literature, philosophy, and history whose research interests exceed any one discipline: identity, exile, film, politics, travel, art, architectural ideology, puppetry, and the aftermath of the Boom, to name a few.

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Yoko Inoue’s multidisciplinary art practice anthropologically examines complex relationships between people and objects, the commodification of culture, and the assimilation and transformation of cultural meaning and values. Using ceramic medium she explores the socio-political and economic implication of products and globalization.

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Robert Ransick draws inspiration from the social and political world we live in, history, and the potential for a future that is better.

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Jon Isherwood is a sculptor who has pioneered high-tech CNC technologies, led international projects, and designed opportunities to investigate the sites where the intellectual and physical become visually entangled.

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Susie Ibarra is known for her innovative style and cultural fluency as a composer, improviser, percussionist, and humanitarian.

John Hultgren

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John Hultgren's work explores the theoretical and ideological foundations of environmental political struggles.

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Marguerite Feitlowitz is the author of the internationally acclaimed A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture and four volumes of literary translation, many essays, fiction, and criticism.

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Elena Demyanenko was a member of Trisha Brown and Stephen Petronio Dance Companies, which premiered original choreography at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York Live Arts, and other venues. She is the recipient of New York Live Arts and EMPAC Dance Movies commissions and a Jerome Robbins Fellowship.

Annabel Davis-Goff

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Annabel Davis-Goff is a novelist, screenwriter, essayist, social justice advocate, and a driving force behind Bennington College’s Incarceration in America and Prison Education Initiatives.

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Noah Coburn is a political anthropologist who focuses on Afghanistan and South Asia, studying violence, governance, and how people negotiate the overlap of politics, power, and culture.

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Brian Campion facilitates all programs and initiatives connected to state and federal policy; he also serves as a Vermont State Senator.

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Currently a leader with the National Audubon Society in Vermont, David Mears is an environmental attorney with a career as an educator, advocate and public official.

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David Bond teaches on the environment and public action. Trained as an anthropologist, Bond studies oil spills and their imprint on environmental science and governance. His work shows how toxic disruptions can fix vital relations with new forms of knowledge and care.