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Betsi Dessauer

Project Coord
Political Science
Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
2020 W. Main Street, Suite 100, Box 104409, Durham, NC 27705


Betsi Dessauer
Project Coordinator for the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity (DCORE)
and Duke KORU Meditation Teacher

Prior to joining Duke I worked at C.A.R.E., the Millennium Project for the United Nations University, and the Benton Foundation doing research, writing and program management. I also worked for Master Printmaker Lou Stovall on Jacob Lawrence's catalogue raisonne, among other printing projects, and as the primary art teacher for the International Montessori School. 

Educational Background:
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Painting & Printmaking, Honors;
Minor in Art History

VCU's, School of the Arts

Master of Fine Arts
Painting and Drawing
UGA's Lamar Dodd School

United Nations Association Graduate Fellow
George Washington University

Service to Duke (previous and current):

Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Pratt School of Engineering
Koru Mindfulness Meditation Instructor
OLLI Instructor
'Mindfulness in the Gardens' classes at Duke Gardens

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Current Appointments & Affiliations