SAN MARCOS – Christine Norton, Fulbright Scholar and associate professor in the School of Social Work at Texas State University, has been selected to participate in the Women4Peace initiative in Colombia, sponsored by a 100,000 Strong in the Americas grant.
Norton will be joined by Texas State undergraduate social work student America Ambriz.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of this project,” Norton said. “Having just returned from the Dominican Republic working on similar peacebuilding and justice initiatives, there is more need than ever in our world for a project like Women4Peace.”
NWomen4Peace helps undergraduate women cultivate leadership and knowledge through development projects that address peace and sustainability in rural areas throughout Colombia.
Women from participating universities will work on sustainability proposals for the engagement of women in rural/urban development.
Training courses will be designed on the topics of sustainability and peace, rural fieldwork activities and joint interdisciplinary research projects. A final proposal will be shared with identified issues for intervention by the United States and Colombia.
Texas State, along with Cornell University, North Carolina State University and Purdue University will partner with Colombian universities Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración, Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios, Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina, Universidad de La Salle, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Tolima, Universidad de Santander and Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
For more information on Texas State’s participation, contact the Office of International Affairs at (512) 245-7966. For more information on the winning grant published by the 100,000 Strong in the Americas, please visit 2018 Innovation Fund Winners.
About 100,000 Strong in the Americas
The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund is the dynamic public-private sector partnership between the U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Innovation Fund grants fuel strategic new university partnerships to increase student exchange and training programs between the Americas.