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Join Mandela Washington Fellows and local leaders for weekly roundtable discussions on realities and solutions to global challenges.
Each Expert Exchange will be open to the public and include an audience Q&A. Two roundtables will take place typically on Tuesday mornings, with a break for refreshments and networking between each roundtable.
This week’s topic: Public & Private Partnerships.
Roundtable 1 (9:00-10:30AM): Journalists Under Duress: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships
Many journalists believe their work to be essential to the accountability of those in power as well as a voice for the communities in which they serve. However, real constraints can hinder and distort this ambition, including lack of resources, censorship and violence. How do journalists operate under duress and how does it affect their work? What sorts of solutions and support may be available in these environments, and how may public-private partnerships play a part?
Katy Bartzen Culver (Moderator) – Assistant Professor; James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism Ethics; Director, Center for Journalism Ethics
Kathleen Culver joined the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1999 to help launch an innovative converged curriculum to prepare students for a changing media landscape. When Culver was advised early on that she was “preparing students for jobs that may not even exist yet,” she scarcely had a clue how quickly and massively the ground would shift. Culver credits her diverse professional background, spanning from police reporter to magazine editor to marketing manager, in helping her develop courses to make students adaptable writers and critical thinkers. Long interested in the implications of digital media on journalism and public interest communication, Culver focuses on the ethical dimensions of social tools, technological advances and networked information. She combines these interests with a background in law and free expression. She is currently studying the ethical implications of data, sensors and drones in journalism, the ethics of public communication beyond journalism, and the rights and responsibilities involved in campus free expression controversies. Culver was the founding education curator for MediaShift, where she helped advance innovation in journalism curricula and courses, and a visiting faculty member for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.
Amadú Djamanca –Mandela Washignton Fellow
Amadú Djamanca (Guinea-Bissau)
had a dream to be an electrical engineer. However, the death of his father made him embrace journalism as a way to continue with his father’s work. For Djamanca, to be a journalist is to be an example in society, to be the inspirer of truth and equality, and finally, to be the one who watches over justice. He is proud to say that the media in his country works without pressure from the authorities and freedom of the press and of expression are observed by law and respected by the government, despite the manipulation and influence of politicians and regimes. Djamanca believes that journalism is a noble profession, regardless of risk.
Andy Hall – Executive Director, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Andy Hall, a co-founder of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and a former Investigative Reporters and Editors board member, won dozens of awards for his reporting in 26 years at the Wisconsin State Journal and The Arizona Republic. He oversees the Center’s journalistic and financial operations.
Bridget Otoo – Mandela Washington Fellow
Bridget Otoo (Ghana) is a trained journalist. She graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, and she is a member of Ghana Journalists Association and the Institute of Public Relations. She spent six years at TV3 and she was the lead reporter at the electoral commission headquarters during the 2016 Ghanaian elections. She has interviewed former and sitting presidents of Ghana and has brought viewers stories from across the country and in dangerous places. She is currently a content developer and producer.
Lindsay Palmer – Assistant Professor, Global Media Ethics
Lindsay Palmer is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UW-Madison. She studies global media from a qualitative perspective, especially focusing on the cultural labor of conflictcorrespondents in the digital age. Though Palmer looks at numerous questions inspired by conflict reporting in the 21st century—questions of translation, representation, and political domination, just to name a few—she is particularly interested in the economic and political structures that inform news organizations’ policies on their correspondents’ safety in the field. Palmer has recently published a book on this topic, entitled Becoming the Story: War Correspondents after 9/11 (University of Illinois Press, 2018).
Shaban Senyange – Mandela Washington Fellow
Shaban Senyange (Uganda) studied Wildlife Health. Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa – a haven of wildlife. However, the high wildlife crime rates, unsustainable environment practices coupled with poor attitudes towards conservation are worrying. With a background in wildlife and environmental conservation and a passion for media, he created “ECO-ZONE”, a TV show dedicated to creating more awareness about environment and wildlife conservation through travel.
Roundtable 2 (11:00AM-12:30PM): Privatizing Education: Partnership or Paternalism?
How can the private sector constructively engage in promoting public education? What is the role of charter schools, foundations, philanthropic giving, and for-profit educational institutions in the educational sector in the U.S. and abroad? Which models for private and public partnerships lead to better support for teachers and learning outcomes for students?
Nancy Kendall (Moderator) – Associate Professor, Educational Policy Studies
Nancy Kendall is associate professor of educational policy studies. Her research examines the consequences of national and international policies and funding streams directed at improving marginalized children’s, communities’ and states’ wellbeing. She is affiliated with the African Studies Program, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Development Studies Program, and Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kendall conducts comparative ethnographic research on U.S. and global development education policies and their intersections with children’s and families’ daily lives. Research projects have examined Education for All, political democratization and educational governance, structural adjustment and education, US higher education, sexuality and HIV/AIDS education, and gender and schooling. Kendall has conducted extended research in Malawi, Mozambique, and the U.S., and has conducted short-term research in Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Zimbabwe. Kendall was a 2009 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation postdoctoral fellow, and has received research support from the Fulbright Foundation, Social Science Research Council, TAG Philanthropic Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, WT Grant Foundation, and Lumina Foundation, among others. She is the author of The Sex Education Debates (University of Chicago Press, 2012), and has published in journals including Compare, Comparative Education Review, Current Issues in Comparative Education, Educational Assessment Evaluation and Accountability, International Journal of Educational Development, and Sexuality Research and Social Policy.
Kaleem Caire – CEO, One City Schools
Kaleem Caire is the founder and CEO of One City Schools, a preschool designed to ensure children are reading-ready by kindergarten and that their parents have the knowledge, tools and ability to provide for them and lead strong families. He is also the founder and CEO of Achieve64, a business and community services firm dedicated to strengthening business by broadening the positive impact they have on children, families, communities and their employees. Kaleem is a nationally recognized social innovator and entrepreneur who is known for starting and leading movements for change. He’s been a leader of community and organizational transformation, education reform, public engagement campaigns and workplace diversity and inclusion. He has spearheaded and developed unprecedented coalitions, public engagement initiatives and complex organizational change efforts that have led to broad and highly impactful changes and improvements in public education, business operations, workplace productivity and diversity, and community inclusion and success. His innovative ideas and contributions to education have positively impacted millions of children in the United States and abroad, and his efforts in business and nonprofit leadership have opened the doors to education, employment and career advancement opportunities to thousands of children and adults. Kaleem’s efforts and leadership in Washington, DC and Madison, WI, in particular, have been heralded as major successes, and his work to strengthen and enhance educational and job opportunities in partnership with city, community, business and governmental agencies and leaders, including the Bush and Obama administrations, has been noteworthy and transformational.
Magessa Deogratias George – Mandela Washington Fellow
Magessa Deogratias George (Tanzania) is a teacher by profession, with a Bachelor’s degree of Education and Master of Science in Human Resource Management. Throughout his career, he has worked part time with different institutions that engage in improving quality of education. These include National Youth Information Center (2008-2010), Institute of Development Studies of Mzumbe University (2014- 2015) and Tanzed (2017). He also volunteers with FARAJA Trust Fund which works with young girls who dropped out of school due to early pregnancy. Since 2007, he has worked as a permanent teacher at Tushikamane Secondary School and is the CEO and founder of Afrikanzuri, a non-profit organization that supports equal access to quality education in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania. He chose this work because he is passionate about creating a society where children can access equal quality education despite differences in financial background.
Kathy Moeller – Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies
Kathryn Moeller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also affiliated with the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program. She is currently a 2017-2018 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Her interdisciplinary, ethnographic scholarship examines the gendered, sexualized, and racialized nature of corporate power. She specifically considers how it influences the fields of education, feminism, and international development. She received her Ph.D. (2012) from the Social and Cultural Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality from the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies. She also holds an M.A. in Curriculum & Teaching from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in Sociology and Human and Organizational Development with a minor in African American Studies from Vanderbilt University. Prior to graduate school, she was a high school teacher in the U.S. and Honduras.
Lineekela Iyaloo Tobias – Mandela Washington Fellow
Lineekela Iyaloo Tabias (Namibia) graduated as a teacher and is currently employed by the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture in Namibia. She has been responsible for Geography at Reverend Juuso Shikongo Senior Secondary School since 2014. Her motivation for pursuing this career is to transform the minds of children with the hope that they will contribute immensely to the development of Namibia. She was never attracted by distinguished careers such as doctors or engineers because she strongly believes that shaping the future of Namibian children from an early stage of educational development is the most important thing to be part of. She believes teaching is a noble profession and one that shapes the future of nations.