Center for Global Studies

Global Studies Virtual Symposium 2021

This year’s conference was held on April 23, 2021. Learn more about the 2021 speakers below, and please check back next year.


Each year, the Global Studies Virtual Symposium connects global studies scholars across campuses and offers an engaging teaching and learning forum for sharing best practices, ideas, and resources with colleagues. This virtual one-day conference included presentations that focus on global perspectives, equity, study abroad, strategic leadership, and civic engagement, as well as an opportunity for participants to share highlights from respective campus global studies program/courses. 

The Global Studies Virtual Symposium is offered at no cost to participants and is open to higher education faculty, staff, and scholars.


2021 Schedule and Speakers

10:00-10:40 (CST) Opening remarks

10:45-11:25 Make Your Global Studies Classes Equitable and Inclusive – Skagit Valley College (Washington) : Farhana Loonat, Ph.D.

11:30-12:10 Supporting Our Global Education Architects to Design and Build Global Content – South Central College (Minnesota): Tracy Murphy & Kim Johnson.

12:15-12:55 Resources for Teaching Local-Global Connections Across Disciplines –Normandale Community College (Minnesota): Jen Bouchard.

12:55-1:25 Community conversations over lunch.

1:25-2:10 Global Perspectives in Education – Metropolitan State University (Minnesota) (Student Perspective): Skai Plotnick Lejermalm.

2:10-12:50 Green River College Building Capacity for Collaborative Online International Learning/Virtual Exchange (Faculty Panel) – Green River College (Washington): Erin Fernandez Mommer, Lisa Luengo, Patrick Mumpower, and Sherry Lotze.

2:55-3:35 A New Model for Study Abroad – Highline College (Washington): Sam Kaplan, Director of Center of Excellence for Global Trade; Jenn Ritchey, Head of Global Programs.

3:35-3:45 Closing remarks.

3:45-4:00 Informal Social & Book Raffle!


Session Descriptions

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Questions? Contact Tamara Leonard: tleonard@uw.edu


The Global Symposium was sponsored by the Title VI National Resource Centers at the Center for Global Studies, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, and the Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota, in collaboration with Green River College and Minneapolis Community & Technical College, School of Liberal Arts and Culture.