Benjamin J. Lough, faculty director of International Service, received the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois International Programs.
Benjamin Lough, PhD, faculty director of International Service for the Center for Social Development, presented at the Conference for International Volunteer Cooperation Organizations this month at the United Nations Campus in Bonn, Germany.
Hosted by Brookings and the Building Bridges Coalition, the June 14 event in Washington, D.C., was the 10th anniversary forum on the role of volunteers in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 and on the coalition’s impact research.
A special issue of the “Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement” features a collection of studies breaking new ground in international service.
The Center for Social Development was a key sponsor of the Africa Conference on Volunteer Action for Peace and Development that was hosted at the United Nations Complex in Nairobi, Kenya on July 2-4, 2012.
Today marks the ten year anniversary of the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer and the release of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program’s very first State of the World’s Volunteerism Report.
CSD at the forefront of research looking at the impact of international service on host countries.
Although 50 years have passed since the founding of the Peace Corps and international service is currently growing worldwide, little rigorous research has been conducted on its impacts.
Experts on volunteerism will come together for the International Volunteer Service Research and Policy Forum Wednesday, June 23, at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.