Prime Minister of Aruba Visits NYU Steinhardt

Mrs. Evelyn Wever-Croes, Prime Minister of Aruba, was at NYU’s Washington Square campus on September 26th to discuss the success of the NYU Steinhardt and Instituto Pedagogico Arubano’s urban environmental education initiative. NYU Steinhardt has been hosting groups of pre-service teachers since 2011, offering them a month-long immersion program at NYU as part of their college “perspectiva mundial” […]

Student Delegation Attends Global Leadership Summit in South Africa

A delegation of four NYU undergraduate students explored the meaning of social justice and inclusion in higher education through cross-cultural dialog at the Global Leadership Summit in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in July.  Vivienne Felix, associate director of experiential learning at NYU Steinhardt, led the delegation, which met with student from Africa, Asia, the European Union, and […]

Janet Njelesani Awarded National Academy of Education (NAEd) Spencer Fellowship to Study Violence Against Students with Disabilities in Zambia

Violence at school exists in every country of the world, spanning across cultures, classes, education levels, and abilities. While violence occurs against all children of all demographics, those with disabilities are at a significantly greater risk than their non-disabled peers.  Janet Njelesani, an assistant professor of occupational therapy has been awarded a $70,000 grant from […]

Zachary Klim Receives Award for Emerging Leadership in International Education

Zachary Klim is the recipient of The Association of International Education Administrators’ (AIEA) Harold Josephson Awards for Professional Promise in International Education.  The award was presented at the 2018 AIEA Annual Conference in February in Washington, DC. Klim serves as executive director of global affairs and experiential learning at NYU Steinhardt, and is a doctoral student […]

Steinhardt Study Finds West African Children with Disabilities Experience Violence from the Day They Are Born

A study published in BMC Public Health by NYU Steinhardt Assistant Professor Janet Njelesani, finds that disabled children in West Africa experience violence from the day they are born and significantly greater violence than their non-disabled peers. Disabled children in West Africa experience significantly greater violence than their non-disabled peers and all experience violence from […]

Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights: An Interview with Janet Njelesani on Educational Opportunity for Children with Disabilities in Zambia

Janet Njelesani, assistant professor of occupational therapy, researches how social, cultural, and institutional practices impact the education of children and youth with disabilities. Her work is influenced by her experience as an occupational therapist and disability inclusion technical advisor to international governments and United Nations agencies. Njelesani received Steinhardt’s Global Research Incubator Award in 2017 […]

Using Media to Promote Social Change In Conflict-Affected Countries: An Interview with Rezarta Bilali

Rezarta Bilali, assistant professor of psychology and social intervention, studies the social psychological underpinnings of intergroup conflict and violence in international settings.  Her research has been supported by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the American Psychological Foundation, the International Peace Research Association, Psychology Beyond Borders, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. She […]