Episode 25 - Mapping the Terrain in the Time of COVID-19 with Dr. Ilham Nasser
Third Space Thoughts to Policy is back with season 3! Join Amina as she interviews Dr. Ilham Nasser, Director of Mapping the Terrain Research at IIIT to talk about the latest developments with the study in spite of COVID-19 and the importance of researching values that are part of this round of Mapping the Terrain including hope, gratitude, sense of belonging, forgiveness, and meaning making. For the last two seasons, we’ve discussed various topics pertaining to education, human development, religion, policy, grassroots activism, wellbeing, culturally responsive education, how these overlap, and much more. All twelve of the episodes in our second season centered around the concept of wellbeing in or through education. Our third season discusses the values or constructs being measured in our global Mapping the Terrain Study which include hope, sense of belonging, meaning making, and forgiveness. These are all very relevant and timely concepts and audience members benefit from hearing from the experts who have studied these concepts and/or provided workshops on how best to foster them. To kick off the third season, we starts by interviewing the Director of Mapping the Terrain Research, Dr. Ilham Nasser in episode 25 to discuss the latest developments with the global Mapping the Terrain study, which is still progressing in spite of COVID-19, as well as why we’re focusing on these particular values and how this information can be helpful for humanity as a whole.