Mary Hale Chase Professor Emeritus Toba Kerson has just returned from three weeks in Israel as a Fulbright Specialist. She was a guest of the Baerwald School of Social Work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. During that time, Professor Kerson taught an intensive week-long course on Disability as a part of a launch of a new program that the School is offering in Disability Studies. In addition, she gave the Arnulf Pins Lecture on the subject of Disability Moments. Professor Kerson also consulted with several professors from the School of Social Work and other graduate programs in the university, and she met with representatives of a range of agencies in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, spent a day with Magen David Adom, the Israeli organization that manages all ambulance and blood services, had a tour of a reservoir where waste water is treated for reuse and learned about desalination and other means of preserving and treating water, visited a medical center located in a shopping mall, and met with the risk manager of a large hospital system.
For her second Fulbright Specialist visit, Professor Kerson will spend two weeks in May at the L'institut Regional du Travail Social - PACA & Corse, which trains social workers for the southern most tier of France including Corsica.