Commitment to Internationalization Lecture Series

Past Lectures

Kevin Kinser

International University Research Ventures: A Faculty-Focused Agenda for Comprehensive Internationalization
presented by Kevin Kinser
Professor and Head, Department of Education Policy
Senior Scientist, Center for the Study of Higher Education Pennsylvania State University
Senior Fellow for Internationalization NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Friday, March 3, 2017 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Old Capitol Senate Chamber
Read a Q&A with Dr. Kinser

“At most research universities, faculty-led international collaborations are a common practice. In many disciplines, research is inherently a cross-border activity and scholars work with colleagues in other countries because that is how the best science is done. Yet these natural international partnerships often do not connect to a broader internationalization agenda. This means core interests of faculty members in research are largely removed from the dominant campus internationalization efforts focused on international enrollments, student exchange, study abroad, and internationalization of the curriculum. The inability to tie faculty-initiated international research collaborations to a broader university agenda is a major issue for comprehensive internationalization.”

 Ellen Hazelkorn

Internationalization and the Geopolitics of Higher Education
presented by Ellen Hazelkorn
Policy advisor to the Higher Education Authority, Ireland

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Old Capitol Senate Chamber
Read a Q&A with Professor Hazelkorn

"No matter which lens I look through and where I look, there is little doubt that globalization has broadened the educational mission, has simultaneously diversied and stratied the landscape, and transformed individual universities and colleges."

Check out Ellen's commentary during a special discussion on WorldCanvass:
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