TUESDAY, 20 MAY 2014 11:38 AM

Generations of Pride

*Photo: Bishop Paul Colton stands with Senator Deirdre Clune from the Cork LGBT Awareness Week

Thanks to Olivia McEvoy (PC YR20/1995, Ireland), chair of Ireland’s National Lesbian and Gay Federation, for sharing a great article about Bishop Paul Colton (PC YR03/1978, Ireland). Paul is the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork and was the guest of honour at the launch of Cork LGBT Awareness Week 2014. Olivia and Paul have known each other since Paul was involved in selecting Olivia for college.

The awareness week is intended to raise the profile of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in the area, and Paul’s opening speech on May 12 welcomed that awareness. “Awareness is the state or ability to perceive.  If that is to happen we all need to be open to looking around – to seeing, hearing, listening and encountering, yes, but most especially, to take the risk of reaching out to understand, especially of reaching out to embrace people we think are different from us.”??

Read Paul’s entire speech here:

See what the Irish Times had to say about Paul here

WEDNESDAY, 30 APRIL 2014 4:37 PM

Cosmopolis Toronto

Cosmopolis Toronto, has a one-year goal to photograph someone born in every country of the world, who now calls Toronto home and Pearson alumnus Jesse Barke Doka (PC YR31/2006, Niger) is being featured. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY, 30 APRIL 2014 4:28 PM

Junior Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Pearson alumnus Ala’ Alrababa’h (PC YR35/2010, Jordan) has just been named a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 

Ala' was selected as a fellow for the for the academic year 2014-15, along with 10 to 12 other graduating seniors nominated by almost 400 colleges. During the fellowship, he will assist with research conducted by the international think tank’s senior associates.

Currently, Ala' is a government major at Dartmouth and will join Carnegie’s Middle East program. Ala' has worked as a researcher with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California, and the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., as well as in Dartmouth’s government department as a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar. He studied at the London School of Economics during his junior year, and has taught English to young refugees in Al-Wihdat refugee camp in Jordan.

As noted in the Dartmouth Now publication, Ala' plans to enroll in a PhD program in political science after he completes his Carnegie fellowship, with the goal of applying academic research to policy-relevant questions, working in academia or in diplomacy.

Read more about Ala's fellowship here

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization specializing in international affairs and is dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations.