July 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, Seems like this past year and a half we have been operating in the mode of “the next best thing to being there is being there virtually” and this is the way we are conducting our fieldwork practicum this summer. We have been working with youth and community leaders in Colombia on peacebuilding initiatives through the arts. In 2015 we brought students … Continue reading July 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

June 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, In this blog entry I want to reflect a bit on the notion of risk and risk taking. I have been writing a book on women and negotiation and one area I have been researching is on risk. When we negotiate there are different levels of risk involved depending on several factors, one being how important the issues or items we are … Continue reading June 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

May 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, I was reflecting on the level of productivity I need to complete all of the tasks I want to complete and comparing it with the reality of my energy and focus. There are some days I am bursting with energy and determination and I am able to accomplish so much more than I expected. I feel that anything is possible and if … Continue reading May 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

April 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, April is a transition month for us this year. Usually, May is the transition month from spring semester to summer session. However, almost nothing in the past year has a precedent and so once again we are transitioning. It does not feel as abrupt as the sudden change we needed to make one year ago March, yet spring semester seems to be … Continue reading April 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

March 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, March is recognized as Women’s History Month and it is a time for us to recognize and commemorate the achievements of women in U. S. history. One of the reasons this month of celebration was founded was to draw attention to the many accomplishments women have made over the years and by doing so, allows young girls to see the possibilities of … Continue reading March 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

February 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dear SPS Faculty, February is recognized as Black History Month and it is a time to focus our attention on the achievements of African Americans in U. S. history. I wondered about its origins, which also led me to think about the act of naming. When we name something it is a sign of respect and acknowledgement of its existence. It gives a sense of … Continue reading February 2021: From Beth Fisher-Yoshida