2017-2018 Borders and Their Human Impact
A two-year faculty colloquium sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Center for International Education is pleased to announce a two-year colloquium entitled “Borders and their Human Impact.” The colloquium will entail a series of events including public talks, book colloquia, class visits and other opportunities for guests to interact with the campus community.
The theme was selected by the Global Learning Faculty Liaisons as an ideal topic for the Mellon Interdisciplinary Seminar. It will bring our faculty, students and community together from across the disciplines in a series of thought-provoking events.
The Colloquium will address the concept of borders and border crossings from a variety of perspectives that tie humanity to political, geophysical, physiological, epistemological and spiritual borders. Thus far, colloquium themes include:
The creation and crossing of geopolitical borders: migration and exile
The movement of epidemics across political and corporal borders
Privacy and virtual borders in an era of cybersurveillance
Crossing religious borders: conversion and confession
Linguistic borders and the politics of translation
Faculty are invited to submit proposals for up to $5,000 of support from the Mellon Foundation to cover the costs of hosting speakers and events as part of the colloquium on Borders and Their Human Impact.
As part of the Colloquium, we expect that guest speakers will address a particular class, offer a public talk and engage the campus in additional ways as organized by the requesting faculty.
9/18/17 - Suyog Shrestha and Abha Eli Phoboo, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research "Science without Borders at CERN" 4:30 PM, Science Addition A214
2/2/18 - W&L Law Review's Lara D. Gass Symposium: President Trump's Executive Orders and Emergent Issues in Immigration Millhiser Moot Court Room
2/28/18 - Stefan Voight, University of Hamburg, Germany "Risk-taking, Trust, and Traumatization among Syrian Refugees in Jordan - A Lab-in-the-Field Experiment" 5 PM, Atrium, Ruscio Center for Global Learning