We will engage internationally with others to inform our work and extend the best of our resources and expertise to address critical human development, learning and education issues worldwide.
- SESP Strategic Plan
The School of Education and Social Policy is moving boldly into the international arena by prioritizing the development of a global perspective. Global ties can spark innovation, increase understanding of critical issues, and magnify the School's effectiveness through extended collaboration.
An Office of Global Initiatives opened in 2013 to facilitate global connections for faculty and students. All are encouraged to pursue international efforts in education and social policy and even to conduct research across countries. The Office is increasing opportunities for students to engage in worldwide experiences and to study global topics. In addition, the office functions to share international news and research as well as to promote cross-cultural projects.
Subin Hwang will present her research examining the public health response to the refuge crisis in Germany during the next Big Ideas forum on Feb. 8.
Associated Student Government President Christina Cilento will spend the year after she graduates learning about impacts of climate change in Asia as a Luce Scholar.
As a Community-Based Research Fellow through the Buffett Institute, senior Chris Harlow traveled to Uganda to get feedback from community partners and assess Global Engagement Studies Institute projects.
Dominica News reports that postdoctoral researcher Royette Tavernier, who works with professor Emma Adam, is conducting a study to assess stress, coping, health and resilience among youth in Dominica after tropical storm Erika.
By age two, infants’ attention to objects and events may be shaped by their culture, according to new cross-cultural research by professor Sandra Waxman, comparing infants in the U.S and China.
Weronika Wasilewski, a SESP senior, won a Fulbright fellowship to teach at a university in Poland.