Rebecca Brubaker

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Rebecca Brubaker
Rebecca Brubaker
Period at FWC Summer 2005
Sep. 2006 – May 2007
Field of Study Political Science and Psychology
Sending University Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.
Sending Professor write the sending professor of the intern.
Local Mentor Yiannis Laouris
Involvement at FWC Conflict Resolution
Refugee and Immigrant Issues
Achievements Winner of 2008 Rhodes Scholarship
Recipient of Fulbright Scholarship



Rebecca Brubaker first visited Future Worlds Center in the summer of 2005 as an intern with the Unit of Civil Society and Future Affairs and then as visiting scientist through a Fulbright scholarship between Sep. 2006 – May 2007.

During her stay in Cyprus, Rebecca worked with Turkish and Greek speaking Keryneias using Questions such as:

  • How do you envision the future of Kyrenia?
  • What are obstacles that prevent you as a Kyrenian from attaining your vision?
  • What are actions that need to be taken to overcome the obstacles and attain your vision?

Rebecca organized an SDDP to define a Vision of a future idea Kyrenia with Greek Cypriot refugees from Kyrenia, titled Renewing Dialogue among Keryneians . The dialogue was implemented also under the Peaceful Europe Project. Yiannis Laouris served as main Facilitator and Tonia Loizidou, Kerstin Wittig and Elia Petridou as SDDP co-Facilitators. The SDDP was spread over a number of sessions, which took place on the 30/04/2007, 2,14,15/05/2007.


Short Bio

Rebecca Brubaker received her B.A. from Swarthmore College in 2006. She graduated with an Honor’s degree in Political Science (major) and Psychology (minor).

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