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An NIU Anthropology Museum visitor looks at a burned tent from Haiti.
The NIU Anthropology Museum has been named recipient of the 2014 Superior Achievement Award from the Illinois Association of Museums in the area of best practices for its exhibition, “Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake.” The Anthropology Museum was the only museum recognized with the award this year. “Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the...
Malya Villard-Appolon
Malya Villard-Appolon, named the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year for her work combating sexual violence against women in Haiti, will visit and speak at NIU this month. Villard-Appolon is associate director of KOFAVIV, an organization that helps victims of sexual violence in Haiti. Her advocacy work has taken her to the courtroom, internally displaced...
“Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake,”a new exhibit at the NIU Anthropology Museum, invites visitors to explore the lives and living conditions of Haitian people living “under the tents” since the 2010 earthquake. Visitors can enter a tent provided for people displaced from their homes by the earthquake and view artifacts of tent life....
Northern Illinois University and DePaul University are teaming up to offer an anthropology of NGOs conference Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Wednesday, Nov. 20, at DePaul University’s Loop Campus. The purpose of this conference is to assess, define, refine and invigorate the field of NGO studies as it applies to the anthropological community. More than 130...
Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake
The earthquake in Haiti was one of the top five deadliest disasters in contemporary history, claiming more than 315,000 lives. The disaster was also one of the most widely covered events in modern history; international media attention helped raise $5.6 billion in funds in the two years following the earthquake. What happened? Where did the...
Mark Schuller discusses his book.
The Northern Illinois University Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) and the NIU Alumni Association hosted a book launch and panel discussion April 23 at the NIU Alumni Center in Chicago. The event focused on NGOs and international aid efforts in Haiti. Despite the weather and travel advisory, more than 30 attendees listened to...
Book cover of “Killing with Kindness” by Mark Schuller
After Haiti’s devastating earthquake in 2010, more than half of U.S. households donated to thousands of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in that country. Yet we continue to hear stories of misery. Why have NGOs failed at their mission? NIU professor Mark Schuller examines that very question in his new book, “Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid,...
Top: Mark Schuller and Sue Russell. Bottom: Alicia Schatteman and Abu Bah.
The Northern Illinois University Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) is offering a research-related brown bag series that will kick off this month. Presenters are NGOLD faculty associates from departments across campus. “As an interdisciplinary center, one of NGOLD’s focal points is to foster a research environment that is conducive to those interested...
Mark Schuller
The Northern Illinois University Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) and the Department of Anthropology announced that Mark Schuller has accepted a joint appointment as an assistant professor. Schuller grew up in the Chicago area, graduating from Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove Village. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of...