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.
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).