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Building Bridges with Kazakhstan: Social Welfare Professor Receives Fulbright Award

Friday, April 1, 2011

Terry Koenig receives prestigious Fulbright Award to teach and do research in Kazakhstan

As a Fulbright scholar to Kazakhstan, Terry Koenig will teach cross-cultural social policy in the Social Work Department at Eurasian National University in Astana, the capital city. Through teaching this course, Dr. Koenig hopes to create a “community of scholars” bound by a common purpose and whose discussions and social policy planning will continue long after she leaves Kazakhstan. Dr. Koenig will also conduct a qualitative study that examines the perspectives of social work students, faculty and other professionals regarding the current and future development of social work services and social policies in Kazakhstan.  This project advances Koenig’s work on professional ethical decision-making and Eastern philosophy in that it allows her to closely examine the impact of diverse cultural norms and values on the development of social work and related disciplines.   



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