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“Munch” & Learns

Women of Color Leadership & Empowerment

Friday, October 22 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Time

Intended for professionals and graduate students who self-identify as women of color and/or allies for women of color, this lunch includes an intimate opportunity to connect with colleagues, and listen to and be inspired by dynamic speakers as they share their leadership journey, experiences and strategies for success in global education.

Moderator

  • Dafina Blacksher Diabate, Ed.D. – Director, International Programs – Lincoln University

Panelists

  • Cynthia Neal Spence, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Sociology & Director of the UNCF/Mellon Programs – Spelman College
  • Liza Carbajo – Executive Director – Miami-Dade College
  • Melissa Lee – Founder & CEO – The GREEN Program

In the Age of Wellness: Mental Wellbeing in a Post- Pandemic World

Friday, October 22 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Time

Self-care strategies and mental wellbeing have been forefront of this past year – whether it is supporting students, taking care of families, or ourselves. As we return to campus and the office, how are we supporting our students, our colleagues with their wellbeing? This workshop will explore strategies, best practices and collaboration to recognize signals for help and to create space and support for those in need.

Moderator

  • Hanni Geist – Senior Manager, University Relations – German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Panelists

  • Maraina Montgomery – Director for Study Abroad – University of Portland
  • Barbara Lindeman – Director of International Health, Safety & Security – University of Missouri
  • Jill Lee-Barber, Ph.D. – Associate Vice President for Student Health and Wellness – Georgia State University

Pivoting in Uncertain Times: Opportunities for Innovation and New Collaborations

Friday, October 22 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Time

What’s in a name? Intended for senior administrations, join this discussion on how international education offices have pivoted to stay relevant. Who are the new collaborators on and off campus? What new innovations are taking place? What lessons can we carry forward as travel begins to open up, to advance equity and inclusion within global programming?

Moderator

  • Kati Bell, Ed.D. – Senior International Officer & Associate Professor of Business – Dominican University of California

Panelists

  • Stephanie Doscher, Ed.D – Director, Office of Collaborative Online International Learning – Florida International University
  • Joanna Regulska, Ph.D. – Vice Provost & Dean of Global Affairs & Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies – UC Davis
  • Andrew Gordon – CEO & Founder – Diversity Abroad

Global Education as a Tool for Civic Engagement

Friday, October 22 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Time

Studies show that those who participate in such experiences tend to be more civically engaged throughout their lives. Using Atlanta as a backdrop, this Munch & Learn will discuss how global education can serve as a catalyst for civic engagement. How can we prepare and engage students involved in global experiences to understand civic participation in their local contexts and reflect how that is similar/different to back home? And how do we prepare them for life long civic engagement?

Moderator

  • Marisa Atencio, Ed.D. – Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Global Education – Oglethorpe University

Panelists

  • Ana Carolina Cassiano – Head of Education Development – AFS Intercultural Programs
  • Pushpa Parekh, Ph.D. – Director, African Diaspora and the World Program & Professor, English Department – Spelman College
  • Eric Hartman, Ph.D. – Executive Director, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship – Haverford College

''Munch'' & Learn Registration

Access to “Munch” & Learns is available as an add-on session only to Full Access and Digital Pass registrants upon completing the online registration.