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Teacher Skills Forum 2019
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Rebecca Granato

AL-QUDS BARD COLLEGE IN ABU DIS, PALESTINE
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR GLOBAL INITIATIVES, BARD COLLEGE; DEAN OF ACADEMIC OUTREACH, AL-QUDS BARD COLLEGE
Dr. Rebecca Granato is the Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives at Bard College and the Dean of Academic Outreach and the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Bard’s partnership program, Al-Quds Bard College in East Jerusalem. Dr. Granato has also been an Associate of Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking since 2004, in which capacity she has developed and delivered faculty trainings at Bard’s international partnership programs, including to secondary school teachers at Bard College in Annandale, Mandalay and Yangon Universities in Myanmar, European Humanities University in Lithuania, the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, as well as at other institutions around Palestine and in Jordan. Her current professional emphases include developing programs and partnerships to benefit students and teachers in refugee communities in the MENA region. After undergraduate and graduate studies at Bard College, Exeter College, Oxford, and CUNY, she received her PhD in Global History from the interdisciplinary and intercampus program based at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. She’s currently working on a book about Palestinian political prisoners and the evolution of educational and political structures inside the prisons in the 1970s and 1980s.