Tom Wessels, New England Professor Emeritus and founder of the Master’s program in Conservation Biology, was featured in an episode of The Radical Centrist podcast. He discussed how his understanding of nature evolved from a therapeutic and innate understanding of the world to a deeper understanding of our social and civic relationships. Wessels is a terrestrial ecologist with interests in forest, desert, arctic, and alpine ecosystems, plus geomorphology, evolutionary ecology, complex systems science, and the interface of landscape and culture. Wessels is also the author of numerous environmentalist books. Listen to the podcast episode here.
Ruta Shah-Gordon ’16
Ruta Shah-Gordon ’16 (GSLC, PhD) was awarded a reciprocal exchange grant from the United States Department of State and the International Research and Exchanges Board to work with Mandela Fellow Charlene Chekenya to collaborate on strengthening responses to sexual harassment in higher and tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe. Read more about Shah-Gordon and her dissertation Intercultural Competence Development through Civic Engagement here.