Professor Josh Miller leading State Department-funded program on tolerance and conflict resolution in Africa

Professor Josh Miller leading State Department-funded program on tolerance and conflict resolution in Africa

Professor Josh Miller is leading an innovative project, along with Project Director Danielle Lenhard, Ph.D., M.S.W., that will have significant impact on the work of conflict resolution in Rwanda and Uganda, and on clinical social work training in both the U.S. and abroad. Miller is principal investigator on the Professional Fellows Program: Tolerance and Conflict Resolution in Uganda and Rwanda.

The program is a trilateral exchange that aims to foster mutual understanding, collaboration, global networking, and leadership and professional skills development among Africans and Americans. It is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and administered in conjunction with Amherst's Institute for Training & Development (ITD).

The program has brought two groups of Africans to the U.S. this year. The first group, nine men and women from Rwanda and Uganda, were in the U.S. from April 25 through June 5. The second group of new fellows will repeat the exchange program, traveling to the U.S. from October 10 through November 20.

Visiting African delegates in downtown Northampton

 

Read more: Spring 2016 InDepth article about Miller's project