March 22, 2011

InteRDom’s Relationship with URI Grows with “New Perspectives” Exhibition

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InteRDom will continue its close relationship with the University of Rhode Island this spring with a visit to the campus in Providence, Rhode Island on May 6 to meet with faculty and staff to consider a number of upcoming joint initiatives and projects.

InteRDom’s parent institution, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), will bring another program to the campus of URI this fall, the New Perspectives: Dominican Republic Photo Exhibit.  The photo exhibit is an off-shoot of the book by the same name, the objective of which is to offer to the public– both domestic and international– a fresh outlook of the incredible wealth, beauty and diversity of the country through publications and exhibitions. The photos are the work of Anne Casalé, a French photographer based in Puerto Plata.

The exhibit will be displayed on URI’s campus in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15-October 15, but will extend beyond these dates to October 28th.  Through the exhibit, GFDD will be increasing the visibility of the country amongst students.  There is a very large Dominican Diaspora community in Rhode Island, including the mayor of Providence, Angel Taveras, which can serve to pique the interest of URI students about Dominican issues.

The visit to the University of Rhode Island will also serve to solidify and coordinate the continuation of InteRDom’s “Expert in the Spanish Caribbean” program that debuted in January for a group of 19 URI students.

These programs are just some of the many efforts made by InteRDom’s sponsoring institutions Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundacion Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) to create and launch innovative projects and programs aimed at enriching academic and professional exchange.