John D. Stephens
Gerhard E. Lenski, Distinguished Professor of Political Science & Sociology | UNC-Chapel Hill
PhD in Political Science | Yale University
BA in Social Relations | Harvard College
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Kathleen Shanahan Lindner
MA in TransAtlantic Studies | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
BA in International Studies, German | UNC-Chapel Hill
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Associate Director, TransAtlantic Masters Program
PhD in Comparative Literature | UNC-Chapel Hill
BA in Comparative Literature | Columbia College, Columbia University
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In free time: I love to hike with my husband, daughter, and our three dogs.
Committed to: the inter-institutional partnerships and experiential learning involved in TAM. The opportunities TAM provides to young people are life-changing, and it is fascinating to be involved in such an innovative international educational project. I love working with the TAM applicants, students and alumni!
International Education Program Coordinator
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Global experience: I studied abroad as an Undergraduate at Justus Liebig Universität Giessen, in Giessen, Germany and I did my Master’s in European-American Studies at Universität Regensburg, in Regensburg Germany.
In addition, I’ve interned with the Atlantic Academy in Kaiserslautern, Germany, the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington D.C., and the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. I speak fluent German and beginner Turkish.
Where I’m coming from: Birmingham, Alabama
Favorite thing about CES: The amazing opportunities it offers students and the wider community to learn about and connect with Europe.
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Global experience: Apart from a brief study tour in High School to the UK & Ireland (I think it was like 2 weeks?), most of my experience with Europe has been in Slovakia. I was fortunate enough to get an internship at a non-profit guest house in rural Slovakia (very rural – the village I was in had probably 20 people). The house catered to other non-profit workers throughout Europe – primarily Easter Europe. Many of the guests were American/Canadian expats but we also had visitors who were native to the region. It was interesting to get to learn about their work, especially those working with “outsider” groups like the Roma.
Prior work: I came to CES from the National Park Service at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Ocracoke Island), though I worked much longer at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
Favorite thing about CES: My favorite thing about CES is definitely the students. Our team is pretty awesome too, but all the students I’ve met have been so eager to both see and take on the world in equal measure. It’s hard not to like that determined optimism.
BA in Global Studies & Geography | UNC-Chapel Hill
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