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Professor Mary Jane Parmentier and PhD student Carlo Altamirano led a group of 12 graduate and undergraduate students on a Study Abroad experience in Morocco. The theme of the session, “Sustainable Development across Morocco: From National Policies to Local Solutions,” was explored while meeting with government leaders and participating in culturally immersive service activities such as working with local volunteers in a Berber mountain village. The program explored the complexity of sustainable development, from policy to practice, and in particular, sought to identify national priorities and local perspectives. “One theme that emerged for the group was the prioritization and emphasis, locally, on cultural sustainability despite technological change, and the imperative for socioeconomic inclusiveness,” said Parmentier.
Students from the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the School of Sustainability, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, W.P. Carey School of Business, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences participated.
Photographs by Carlo Altamirano and other student participants.