University of Iowa

Commitment to Internationalization Lecture Series


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Past Lectures

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The Peril and Promise of Internationalization in the Era of Trump, Brexit and Global Competition
presented by Philip Altbach
Research Professor and Founding Director, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College

Monday, March 11, 2019 | 4:30 p.m. | University Capitol Centre, Room 1117
Read a Q&A with Dr. Altbach


 Exploring the Value of Strategic International Science Engagement
 presented by Elizabeth (Libby) Lyons
 National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering

 Friday, March 30, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. | University Capitol Centre, Room 2520D (2nd floor Conference Area)

Madeleine Green

Are We There Yet?: The Long (and Winding) Road to Global Learning for All
presented by Dr. Madeleine Green
Senior Fellow, International Association of Universities
Senior Fellow,  NAFSA: The Association of International Educators

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. | Old Capitol Senate Chamber
Read a Q&A with Dr. Green

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: