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International Institute: Global University Symposium

A Bicentennial event organized by the International Institute
Thursday, March 30, 2017
10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Hussey Room Michigan League Map
The International Institute (II) is the interdisciplinary hub of faculty and student activities across campus that engage deep area studies and international expertise. Through the lens of the II, it is easy to see the collective global impact of U-M, whether it be through student opportunities abroad, faculty research and teaching, or the success stories of alumni. In order to showcase the university’s global reach, the II will host the Global University Symposium on March 30, 2017.


10:00 AM - Introduction by Pauline Jones, II Director

10:30 AM - Education, Engagement, and Innovation: International Education at the University of Michigan. Faculty panel featuring Mark Tessler (Department of Political Science; former director of the International Institute); Nojin Kwak (Director of the Nam Center for Korean Studies; Chair, Department of Communications); Bruce Mannheim (Department of Anthropology); and Melvyn Levitsky (Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy).

1:30 PM - Alumni panel, featuring Bama Athreya (PhD Anthropology, 1997; Senior Specialist, Labor and Employment Rights at USAID); Mark Matossian (BA Russian & Eastern European Studies, BSE Aerospace Engineering 1987, MSE Aerospace Engineering 1988; Head of Program Management, Satellite Production and Launch, Google); and Bonnie Dixon (BA Japanese and Political Science 1978, JD 1981; Partner at Atsumi & Sakai)

3:00 PM - Student storytelling panel

4:30 PM - Keynote: "Found in Translation: My Life, Thanks to Michigan"
Keynote speaker: Jill Dougherty (BA Slavic Languages and Literatures '70); foreign affairs correspondent for CNN, Moscow Bureau Chief from 1997-2005
Building: Michigan League
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Alumni, Bicentennial, Graduate, International, Undergraduate
Source: Happening @ Michigan from International Institute, Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Nam Center for Korean Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, Armenian Studies Program, Islamic Studies Program , African Studies Center, Program in International and Comparative Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, Department of Anthropology

International Institute Programming

The International Institute’s centers sponsor numerous conferences, lectures, exhibits, and cultural performances throughout the year. These events are designed to educate the university community and the public about global issues and inspire discussion and dialogue. 

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