The Education and Social Justice Project: International Summer Research Fellowships 2018

July 16, 2019

This report reflects on the ninth year of the Education and Social Justice Project, which provided four Georgetown University students with fellowships, allowing them to travel to Colombia, Italy, Spain, and Zambia to conduct in-depth examinations of innovative educational initiatives, with a focus on the work of Jesuit institutions.

Project fellows spent three weeks with institutions engaged in efforts to promote social justice through education.

  • Brittany Fried (SFS’19) conducted research in Zambia at the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection on the role of Catholic social teachings in social justice work. 
  • Mayeesha Galiba (C’19) spent three weeks in Italy conducting research at the Center for Child Protection on how Jesuit values influence child protection policies. 
  • Grace Koehl (NHS’19) conducted research in Spain at Entreculturas, where she focused on the Jesuit philosophy behind international education and volunteering. 
  • Erin Luck (SFS’19) spent three weeks in Colombia at Javeriana University (La Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) focusing on the role of Jesuit education in peacebuilding and reconciliation efforts.

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