Social Justice Beyond Borders: The Herman D. Stein International Roundtable will take place at the Mandel School on Saturday, October 12, at 1:00 p.m. as part of the festivities for 2019 Homecoming.
It will feature a discussion about the impact of international social work, the future of social work in a rapidly changing world, and the Mandel School's rich history of international education. The event is free and open to all alumni and students.
Moderated by Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Terry Hokenstad, PhD, the roundtable's panel includes:
- Kathleen J. Farkas, PhD, Associate Professor and co-leader of the study abroad course Invisible Groups in a New Poland;
- Victor Groza, PhD, Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies and the co-leader of the study abroad courses Community-Based Child Welfare in Guatemala and Social Services in Mexico (which is open to alumni); and
- David B. Miller, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of International Education, and course leader of Social Justice and Social Work in South Africa.
In addition, the Herman Stein International Panel Discussion for Students is Thursday, October 10, at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Mandel Center Room 115. Presented by LINK and also moderated by Dr. Hokenstad, this alumni and student panel will include Michelle Taylor, MSSA; Jessenia Velez Matias, MSSA; and Fei Wang, PhD Candidate. Lunch and 1 PD hour are provided. Contact Kim McFarlin for more details or to register.
These events are held every other year focused on international social welfare, in memory of social work pioneer Herman D. Stein, DSW, who was Dean of the Mandel School from 1964 to 1968. He was renowned for broadening the scope of the social work profession to encompass a worldwide perspective on problems of social welfare. Dr. Stein passed away in 2009.