September 26, 2013
It was my great pleasure the other week to visit with the faculty and staff at GLOBIS (The Center for the Study of Global Issues), one of two Centers in SPIA. Housed in a lovely It was my great pleasure the other week to visit with the faculty and staff at GLOBIS (The Center for the Study of Global Issues), one of two Centers in SPIA. The Center also hosts research associates conducting research on a variety of topics in international relations and comparative politics who hail from around the world, including Poland and Korea (currently). GLOBIS is also well known for its study abroad programs in Italy, South Africa, and Asia. Having taught in the Verona program about ten years ago, I can attest that it draws wonderful students to an unbeatable location-both in terms of its beauty and educational value. In South Africa, students study at University of Stellenbosch and perform service learning projects in the nearby communities of Kayamandi and Lynedoch—plus go on safari! During the six-week Asia program, students take classes on East Asian culture and politics while also visiting some of the world’s most important cultural sites, including the Great Wall of China, the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Peace Memorial, and the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
Stop by the GLOBIS office at 480 E. Broad Street St. 113 or visit their website at www.globiscenter.org to learn more about their programs and activities!