Fostering Community through Education in Jordan

During May and June 2016 Jonathan Thrall spent three weeks in Amman, Jordan as part of an ongoing initiative of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service at Georgetown University. Having studied in Jordan in fall 2015, Jonathan returned there to conduct research at the Jesuit Refugee Service's higher education center in Amman, which serves hundreds of urban refugees as well as Jordanian citizens through its academic offerings and a strong commitment to fostering community. During his three weeks at the center, Jonathan sought the varied perspectives of individuals involved in the initiative through his interviews with administrators, instructors, alumni, and students in the various programs, as well as with the Jesuit superior in Jordan.
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