In this episode you get to know the co-hosts of this podcast, Rawan and Julie. Our guests this week are Sophia Burton (Migration Matters) and Dr. Sophie Millner (Sharing Perspectives Foundation). Julie will talk about their involvement in creating the Virtual Exchange course ‘Cultural Encounters: The Big Climate Movement’. What motivated them to dive into the pressing but vast topic of climate change? And how did they connect this to current migration challenges?
Producer Bart will also join the team; in ‘Ask Bart’ he will answer questions that you did not know you had.
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Dr. Sophie Millner is one of the original members of SPF and has worked with the organisation since 2013. Sophie specialises in designing the curriculum for our flagship CE course, as well as building partnerships with HEIs across Europe and the Southern Mediterranean. Prior to joining SPF, Sophie worked as a UK Parliamentary and NGO researcher on socio-political issues and completed her PhD research on national belonging and embodied citizenship.
Sophia Burton’s work lies at the intersection of migration, media, and online education. She is the managing director and a co-founder of Migration Matters e.V., a non-profit organization based in Berlin, Germany, that produces free educational video on migration, refugees, and diversity to promote nuanced, evidence-based conversation. Sophia also manages the #MediaMigrationEurope network for Mediendienst Integration, an informational platform for journalists. Sophia holds a Masters in International Education Policy from Harvard University and is a dual German-American citizen originally from Washington, DC.