Many institutions integrate global learning into curricula and co-curricular programming with the goal of producing graduates capable of contributing solutions to global problems. However, institutional leaders, faculty, and managers of global learning environments now face mounting anti-international rhetoric and policy.
Join NAFSA Academic Programs for the first session in our six-part Architecture for Global Learning - Series II. Listen to and discuss the perspectives of leading international education scholars and practitioners on the state of global learning as we enter a period of increased populist and anti-international rhetoric and action. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with experienced and informed global learning specialists who will answer questions of how and why extreme nationalism affects global learning. Presenters will provide their views and responses to participant questions on how to continue to support and implement global learning pedagogies and programs that are under attack.
Who Should Attend
Faculty, senior international officers, chief academic officers, researchers, and other international educators seeking intelligent and effective responses to the pushback against campus internationalization and global learning.
David Killick, PhD
Leeds Beckett University (former)
Following several years teaching internationally, Killick has worked in international higher education in the United Kingdom for more than 25 years. He has been responsible for establishing an institution-wide international exchange program; building international partnerships; and designing and implementing curriculum internationalization across the disciplines. He has published extensively and presented at national and international conferences on internationalization, global citizenship, cross-cultural capability, and creating inclusive campuses. In his most recent role, he was responsible for institutional faculty development and the implementation of a national accreditation scheme at his institution. Killick is a national teaching fellow and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is now an higher education consultant and mountain leader committed to transformative and inclusive learning for a multicultural and globalizing world.
Hilary Landorf, PhD
Florida International University
Hilary Landorf, PhD, is founding director of the Office of Global Learning Initiatives at Florida International University. The office oversees FIU's university-wide initiative, Global Learning for Global Citizenship, winner of the Institute of International Education's 2016 Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus. Landorf also serves as executive director of the Comparative and International Education Society. She is an associate professor in FIU's School of Education and Human Development and leader of its master of science degree program in international and intercultural education. Her recent publications include "Defining Global at Florida International University" in AAC&U's Diversity and Democracy, "Global Learning for Global Citizenship" in Human Development and Capabilities: Reimagining the University of the 21st Century, and "Education for Sustainable Human Development: Towards a Definition" in Theory and Research in Education.
Frank Louis Rusciano, PhD
Frank Louis Rusciano, PhD, is a professor of political science and director of the global studies program at Rider University, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He is a three-time Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, a Fulbright University of Ulster Policy Study Award recipient, and a Fulbright Fellow in advanced international studies at the Nobel Institute in Norway. He has published 45 articles and chapters on world opinion, comparative politics, and social choice theory. His books include: Isolation and Paradox: Defining "the Public" in Modern Political Analysis (Greenwood, 1989), World Opinion and the Emerging International Order (Praeger, 1998), Global Rage after the Cold War (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2006), and World Opinion and the Northern Ireland Peace Process (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2016).