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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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- Program Manager, Professional Exchanges
Ms. Lisa Bennett is the program manager of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) team at World Learning. In this role, she manages the implementation of this flagship professional exchange program that engages international leaders and Americans from a variety of fields, in support of U.S. foreign policy goals, and to help forge lasting international partnerships.
Ms. Bennett has 10+ years of experience designing and implementing domestic and international projects and exchanges across a range of industries and for diverse audiences. She has demonstrated experience on U.S. Government-funded awards, specifically with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and with the Office of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation. Ms. Bennett’s professional background also includes management experience in higher education administration at Georgetown University. Her work contributed to the institution’s 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll award, the highest federal recognition for an institution’s commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Ms. Bennett serves as an adjunct faculty at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies and a faculty member of Jesuit Worldwide Learning, a tertiary education program that brings learning to people and communities at the margins of society. She has a B.A. in history and religion from James Madison University, a M.S. degree in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University, and an executive certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University.
Expertise: professional exchanges; international education; event management; virtual programming; project management