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The Diversity Center

The Center for Intercultural Engagement

The aptitude to understand people from diverse backgrounds with different life experiences, while also becoming aware of the public policy realms that impact their lives, is becoming increasingly important not only within the professional world but in our personal lives as well.

The Center for Intercultural Engagement is thus entrusted to create opportunities where members of the Westminster College community can gain the tools to thrive in a diverse environment in addition to developing the ability to correctly articulate the public issues of today.

The Center's programming is centered on celebrating different cultures, traditions, and ways of life, thus creating a platform to indulge in conversations on diverse public policy topics based on a cross-cultural perspective.

Additionally, the Center also supports the needs and concerns of historically underrepresented student populations and multicultural student organizations. Together with these student populations and organizations, the office creates awareness and celebrates the similarities and differences among the members of the Westminster community.

Fellow for Intercultural Engagement: Ayush Manandhar

Ayush Manandhar currently serves as the Fellow for Intercultural Engagement and a teaching assistant for international politics at Westminster College. Ayush graduated from Westminster with a BA in Transnational Studies and Political Economy. During his time as a student in Westminster, Ayush was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of "Westminster Journal for Global Progress". In addition, Ayush was also a member of the Student Ambassadors, Interfaith Advisory Board as well as the Alpha Chi Academic Honor Society.

Previously, he has worked with United Nationals Human Settlements Program and Winrock International where he assisted the disadvantaged in Nepal to increase economic opportunities. He has also worked as a teacher for the University of Cambridge Young Learner's English program in Nepal where he taught over 150 students. During the summer of 2016, Ayush interned with the Embassy of Nepal n Washington, DC working towards furthering diplomatic relations between the United States and Nepal.


Ayush Manandhar
Fellow for the Center of Intercultural Engagement
329 W. 7th Street
Fulton, MO 65251

(573) 592-6044

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