This is the title of an upcoming webinar that is the first in NAFSA's Academic Programs six-part Architecture for Global Learning - Series II. Here is a brief description: 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, … Continue reading Global Learning in a Time of Increased Xenophobia and Extreme Nationalism
Over 500 posts and five (5) years of relative online freedom of speech after four (4) years of working for an employer that had a pre-approval policy for its employees' outside writing and speaking activities. Coincidentally (?), my first post on 16 November 2009 was about a book chapter I co-authored entitled “Developing Globally Competent … Continue reading Happy 5th Anniversary, An International Educator in Vietnam!
I was honored to be invited to give the keynote address at the recent annual Conference of Business Innovation, organized by the FPT Leadership Institute. First, a word about the parent company. FPT, Vietnam's leading technology company, was founded in 1988 as The Food Processing Technology Company. Its first contract was to provide computers for … Continue reading Keynote Address: “Intercultural Competence as a Cornerstone of Innovation”
No "information, insights or intrigue" in this post just a simple yet profound sentiment that has been expressed in different cultures throughout the ages. It's one I enjoy seeing and contemplating, so much so that this picture graces the walls of my office.
No, this is not a Vietnam-related post, at least not directly. Indirectly, however, there is a Vietnam connection. I was invited to speak to a group of US higher education colleagues about Vietnam in early February 2010 at a seminar in Washington, D.C. During my presentation, the snow began falling right on schedule, and kept falling throughout that day and … Continue reading Americans and the Other
I spoke at an international workshop today for teachers and educational leaders, sponsored by Vietnam National University's University of Education. Topic: Creating Globally Competent Citizens in Cross-Cultural Perspective. It was a variation on one of the themes of my co-authored book chapter (see previous posting) with a focus on global citizenship education - obstacles and opportunities. A Vietnamese translation of the … Continue reading “Policies for Teachers and Educational Leaders in the Innovative Education Process”
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