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SMITH COLLEGE

THE PHOEBE AND JOHN D. LEWIS GLOBAL STUDIES CENTER

Photograph by Alice Howe ‘13

Annual Report 2012 — 2013

Table of Contents Introduction .......................................................................................................... 3 Going Forward ............................................................................................................................ 5 Academic Initiatives .............................................................................................. 6 Global Engagement Seminars: Summer 2013 ............................................................................ 6 Funding for International Experiences ...................................................................................... 6 International Experience Grants (IEGs) ............................................................................... 6 Blumberg Traveling Fellowships ............................................................................................7 Anita Volz Wien '62 Global Scholars Fund .............................................................................7 Global Outreach Grants ...............................................................................................................7 Global STRIDE Fellows .............................................................................................................. 8 Visiting Scholars in Residence ............................................................................... 9 Events ................................................................................................................... 10 Featured Events .........................................................................................................................10 Special Events ............................................................................................................................ 11 Signature Events ........................................................................................................................12 Global Salon ..........................................................................................................................12 What’s Happening Around the World (WHAW) .................................................................. 13 Report Back ...........................................................................................................................14 Global Commons ...................................................................................................................14 Workshops and Information Sessions ....................................................................................... 14 Events of the Office for International Study .............................................................................. 15 Events .................................................................................................................................... 15 Information Sessions............................................................................................................. 15 Orientations ........................................................................................................................... 15 Events of the Office for International Students and Scholars and the International Students Organization ...............................................................................................................16 Events of the American Studies Diploma Program ................................................................... 16 Supported Events....................................................................................................................... 17 Offices and Programs............................................................................................ 18 Office for International Study ....................................................................................................18 Office for International Students and Scholars ......................................................................... 21 American Studies Diploma Program ........................................................................................ 22 Appendix A: Organizational Structure ..................................................................23 Offices and Programs ................................................................................................................ 24 Office for International Study.............................................................................................. 24 Office for International Students and Scholars................................................................... 24 American Studies Diploma Program .................................................................................. 24 LGSC Staff............................................................................................................................. 24 Advisory Committees ................................................................................................................ 24 Advisory Committee 2012-2013 ........................................................................................... 24 Student Advisory Committee 2012-2013 ............................................................................. 24 Appendix B: Global STRIDES’ Archive Projects .................................................... 25

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Introduction The Global Studies Center is now the Phoebe and John D. Lewis Global Studies Center. A generous gift from Phoebe Reese Lewis '51 and her husband, John, was the highlight of a dynamic year. As President Carol Christ said upon the announcement of the Lewis' gift in May, "In the increasingly global society, Smith's ability to enhance its international programming is crucial to ensuring our graduates' ability to excel as leaders in whatever sphere they choose." The academic year 2012-13 was exciting for the Lewis Global Studies Center. In October 2012 the center played an instrumental role in the launch of Women for the World, the campaign to “educate women for the world.” Fall highlights also included the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the American Studies Diploma Program. For fifty years, Smith has hosted hundreds of “diplomats” from around the world for a one-year program to study American culture and society. The event featured a keynote address by Vera Kutzinski, ’79, a preeminent professor of English and Comparative Literature at Vanderbilt University, and an AMS diplomat. The signature event of the year—indeed, the culmination of more than two years of activity focusing on the theme of global human trafficking—was a symposium on “Trafficking Sex: Politics, Policy, Personhood” in April 2013. Featuring Ruchira Gupta and Gloria Steinem ‘56, the symposium was co-organized with Meridians: feminism, race and transnationalism, and the program for the Study of Women and Gender. Other events this year under the rubric of the human trafficking theme were a January workshop for students with faculty-led panels, coorganized with the Center for Community Collaboration, and a spring film series. The Lewis Center continued to play a central role in the college’s curricular innovations. First, the center deepened its facilitation of and support for the Global Engagement Seminars. Two seminars were mounted in the spring and summer 2013. Jerusalem returned to the city for the third year in a row, while Federico García Lorca: Hidden and Revealed – An Itinerary of Life traveled to Spain for the first time. Global Engagement Seminars are prized opportunities for students to earn 5 academic credits in an experience that combines a pre-departure course, an intensive seminar on-site, and an internship or service-learning experience. Second, the center facilitated the development of a new Concentration in Translation Studies, which will be launched in the fall 2013. An innovative initiative spearheaded by a faculty advisory committee, the new concentration will provide students across the curriculum with the opportunity to deepen their study and knowledge of a second language. As with other concentrations, the Concentration in Translation Studies enables students to combine classroom work with co-curricular activities such as study abroad and/or an internship. These and other activities detailed in this report are part of the Lewis Center’s mission: to integrate, enrich and promote opportunities for the critical study of global issues… in order to prepare women for global leadership. The center's offices—namely the Office for International Study, the Office for International Students and Scholars, and the Diploma Program in American Studies—continue to be a busy hub of activity providing support to students, faculty and staff's engaged in global work. Above all, the center is increasingly woven into the fabric of the campus’ global life. Finishing its second full year in Wright Hall, the center is an integral player with the other Centers for Engagement, Learning and Leadership. Faculty use the Lewis Center to host Global Salons with invited guests to campus, to facilitate connections with counterparts at other institutions, or as a site for the presentation of student work. With the new concentration, faculty across the disciplines will work closely with students and each other to explore the interdisciplinary field of translation. For their part, students rely on the Lewis Center as a resource to answer myriad questions about study abroad, to complete necessary paperwork as international students, and to take advantage of events and connections to international issues. And “Global Alumnae”—

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alumnae living abroad or conducting international work in the United States—contact and visit the center in order to network and make contact with other alumnae or current students. The center invites reflection and guidance from its Advisory Committee and a Student Advisory Committee. The Student Advisory Committee played a key role in developing ideas this year. The G-SAC, as it is called, also organized several Global Commons—discussions on, for example, the legacy of Hugo Chavez or the North Korean nuclear crisis. In addition, this year the Lewis Leadership Program turned its attention to the center—the first time the program had focused its work during January on an on-campus unit – and prepared a constructively critical report. The report was better than any analysis conducted by an outside consulting firm, as the students in the Lewis Leadership Program are, of course, Smithies and therefore intimately familiar with (and passionate about) the campus and its workings. Many of them had participated in Lewis Center programming such as study abroad or international student events and had direct reflections from those experiences to draw upon. The Lewis Center also provides support for engagement with global internships through the administration of funding opportunities for international experiences, Global Outreach Grants, the Global STRIDE Fellows Program, International Experience Grants (IEGs), Anita Volz Wien ’62 Global Scholars Fund, and Blumberg Traveling Fellowships. Such grants offer a host of opportunities for students to fund travel, research, and work around the world. For its part, the Global Outreach Grants enabled four faculty members to implement collaborative curricular initiatives with overseas colleagues. The Global STRIDE Fellows Program, now in its fifth year, brought six first-year students to campus to participate in an intensive program of international study, language work, and a second-year internship on campus. And the first Wien Global Scholars returned from study in Cordoba and Paris in 2011-12, with two students studying abroad during the year and two more selected for next year. Finally, the center’s constituent offices continued their vibrant role. As noted at the outset, the American Studies Diploma Program 50th anniversary was celebrated in an October event that revealed fully the ways in which “American Studies” are intrinsically global. Professor Kutzinski’s brilliant lecture demonstrated the vibrant interconnections between German Studies, the Black Atlantic, Latin American Studies and, of course, Global Studies. The program welcomed eight diplomats during the year: two from France, two from Germany and one each from China, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. For its part, the Office for International Students and Scholars oversaw the arrival of 99 international students in 2012. In 2013, the college boasts 325 international students from 69 countries, or 12.5 percent of the student population. Finally, and certainly not least, the Office for International Study (OIS) supports students in their varied efforts to study abroad. In addition to supporting the college’s study abroad programs in Geneva, Hamburg, Florence, and Paris, OIS continues to encourage international study around the world and expand opportunities for students majoring in the natural sciences. In 2012-2013, 253 Smith students studied abroad in 39 countries for either a semester or full academic year. Taken together, the Lewis Center enjoyed a prosperous year. Looking forward, significant energy has already been devoted to planning the 2014 Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Summer Institute, to be co-hosted with Mount Holyoke College next May and June. Developed in a founding partnership between the U.S. Department of State, the five leading women’s colleges, and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, WPSP institutes have been held at a variety of institutions. Indeed, Smith hosted one in Paris in the fall 2011. Next year will see the first WPSP in the Pioneer Valley, and the Lewis Center will take a lead role in planning, along with the Kahn Institute, the Executive Education for Women Program, the Center for Women & Financial Independence, and the Project for Women and Social Change.

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Going Forward In keeping with the extensive work already underway to plan the two-week WPSP Institute in the summer 2014, the Lewis Center will focus in 2013-2014 on the theme of “women in public service.” It will form the heart of a January workshop and other activities and events. In addition, other planning for the coming year includes: • • • •

implementing the Translations Studies Concentration; organizing a two-credit IDP course in spring 2014 on Global Studies; employing a new “social media” OCIP intern to increase the social media presence of the center – a key recommendation of the Lewis Leadership January 2013 study; and participating in efforts with the Alumnae Association and the Lazarus Center for Career Development to develop a “Global Alumnae Network.”

The erstwhile Global Studies Center has a new name that honors the contribution of an esteemed alumna and former trustee. The Lewis Global Studies Center is poised to continue the crucial role of helping to bring the world to Smith, and Smith to the world.

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Academic Initiatives Global Engagement Seminars: Summer 2013 These intensive, credit-bearing seminars are taught off-campus during the summer, followed by a required internship or service learning experience. GES 301 Jerusalem Jerusalem has ignited imaginations across millennia. Our seminar explores Jerusalem as a contested sacred and political space. Topics include the centrality of the city in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; the built landscape as a prism through which to understand the complicated layering of urban history; competition between different religious and national groups for control of the city; Jerusalem as a vibrant patchwork of cultures; and the significance of Jerusalem in contemporary Israeli and Palestinian identities. Includes visits to sites of religious, historical, political and cultural relevance, meetings with local scholars, political figures and community activists. Please note that the focus of the course is Jerusalem, not the broader Israel-Palestine conflict. Faculty: Justin Cammy (Jewish studies, Comparative Literature, and Middle East studies) and Ibtissam Bouachrine (Spanish and Portuguese, and Middle East studies) GES 304 Federico Garcia Lorca, Hidden and Revealed: An Itinerary of Life (Spain) In this course we will study the artistic trajectory of Federico García Lorca, one of the most influential poets and dramatists of the 20th century. Beginning with his years in Madrid, which he spent at the Residencia de Estudiantes, we will analyze the philosophical, political and aesthetic contexts, which shaped his personality as a creative artist. These include his work as a musician, designer, stage director and writer. Lorca's journey to New York in 1929 will be explored through close reading of the two fundamental texts written while he was in the United States: The Public and Poet in New York. In approaching the figure of this creative artist, a sensitive barometer of his time, we encounter a modern, vibrant Spain, in the vanguard of arts and science, soon to be destroyed by the Spanish Civil War. Faculty: Maria Estela Harretche (Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American and Latino/a studies), Ellen Kaplan (Theatre and Jewish studies)

Funding for International Experiences International Experience Grants (IEGs) The Office for International Study awards IEGs, which provides partial funding ranging from $500 to $3,500 toward study, research, internships or volunteer projects abroad. OIS awarded $35,752 for January projects: 14 awards were granted for independent projects and 14 supported student participation on Smith-sponsored projects. Of this latter category, eight students participated in the Tibetan Studies in India program, three students participated in GEO 334 Carbonate Sedimentology in the Bahamas, and three students participated in the IDE NepalCeramic Water Filter project, part of the Picker Engineering Program’s Design Clinic led by Professor Susannah Howe. For spring break, one grant of $1,500 was awarded for a student to travel to Guatemala with UMass-Amherst’s alternative spring break service program. Of the $51,675 awarded for summer funding, 21 students conducted independent projects; 5 students participated in Global Engagement Seminars (GES), 3 students attended the Society of Developmental Biology International Conference with Professor Michael Barresi, 3 students participated in the EWHA Women’s University Exchange, and one student was funded to attend the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC).

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Blumberg Traveling Fellowships The Janet Mitchell Blumberg Traveling Awards were established by Professor Phillip I. Blumberg and his children in 1976 in honor of his late wife Janet Mitchell Blumberg '39, who spent her junior year with the Smith program in Florence, Italy. For many years, this fund has supported enhanced cultural learning opportunities associated with Smith's programs in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg and Paris. The Blumberg Award allows students to augment their study abroad experiences by undertaking faculty-mentored research projects that encourage intellectual growth and cultural appreciation. In 2012-2013, five students received Blumberg Awards: Nora Nadire ’14 of the Hamburg program studied the culture of opera through site visits to major concert halls and cities where Mozart’s Magic Flute was performed; Emilia Gambardella ’14, of Florence, examined Italy’s “southern question” through literary and ethnographic perspectives on how differences between northern and southern Italy are constructed through daily lived experience; Elizabeth Henle ’14, also of the Florence program, examined the printed works of the papal scribe Ludovico degli Arrighi (14751527) as part of her practical experience for the Concentration in Book Studies; Laura Seegerer ’14, another Florence student, conducted research on Chinese immigrant communities in Milan’s Chinatown with an aim of better understanding appropriate statistical measurements of immigration in Italy; and Fu Ji ’14 of the Paris program examined the archives and experiences of first generation Chinese artists living in Paris during the early 20th century with the aim of understanding the impact of cultural exchange on artistic expression. The Blumberg Awards highlight the power of international study to expand students’ perspectives and disciplinary knowledge through the direct insights gained from travel and field study. Anita Volz Wien '62 Global Scholars Fund The Anita Volz Wien '62 Global Scholars Fund (Wien Global Scholars) is a merit-based award to encourage Smith students who are U.S. citizens to study abroad in non-English speaking countries, in combination with an internship or similar experience either before or after the study abroad period. Preference is given to students planning to study abroad for a full year; exceptions are made for science or engineering majors intending to study abroad for one semester in combination with an accompanying internship experience. The grant includes: up to $10,000 toward Smith College tuition (tuition credit or financial aid offset); $3,500 stipend for an international internship during the summer; and travel reimbursement of up to $1,500. The first Wien Scholars, Elizabeth Williams ’13 and Amelia Murphy ’13 were abroad in 2011-2012. This year, for 2012-2013, Alexandra Neff ’14 and Laura Leung ’14 were overseas; Alexandra Neff is a Government and French Studies double major studying in Paris, and Laura Leung is a Biochemistry and Economic double major studying in Beijing. At the end of 2013, two new scholars were selected for next year: Kristen DeLancey ’15 in Paris and Yolana Pollack ’15 in Geneva. The new scholars met with Ms. Wien at the Alumnae House in May, along with graduating seniors Williams and Murphy.

Global Outreach Grants The Global Studies Center provides faculty development grants intended to enrich the curricular offerings of the college with global perspectives. The initial intention was to encourage linkages between courses offered at Smith and by faculty counterparts at other institutions. For example, a Smith faculty working with a colleague at a university outside the US might teach a similar or related course or module over the same semester at their respective institutions, and hold joint class meetings via direct video-conferencing three to four times throughout the semester. But the program has expanded to include other kinds of initiatives. For example, as noted above, students from the Picker Engineering Design Clinic received support to travel to Nepal to design improvements for a ceramic water filter. Sujane Wu traveled to National Taiwan Normal

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University to establish contacts for Chinese 351 students to collaborate with counterparts on advanced readings in China. Darcy Buerkle’s History 350 "Gender and Histories of the Holocaust" students will communicate via video-conference with their counterparts at the Central European University in fall 2013. Joshua Miller traveled to a set of universities in China – Beijing Normal, Hong Kong and Fudan—to set up collaboration on a course on "Psychosocial Capacity Building in Response to Disasters." Finally, a Global Outreach Grant funded the purchase of daqtometers (biorhythm monitoring devices) for Mary Harrington’s Neuroscience 312 to share with counterparts at the University of Buenos Aires.

Global STRIDE Fellows Six Global STRIDES met weekly with their faculty mentor, Professor Janie Vanpée. Students examined issues of second language acquisition, adaptation to different cultures, and intercultural sensitivity. The group took advantage of the first year students' summer reading, Alice Kaplan's Dreaming in French to integrate events and discussion around Professor Kaplan's fall visit. The fellows also attended Smith in the World, and reported back concerning the presentations they had heard. As in the past six years, the Global STRIDES undertook two projects—meeting and interviewing the AMS diploma students, posting the interviews on Grécourt Gate throughout the year—and a research inquiry in the Archives, the results of which will be submitted on Smithipedia. In April the group participated in Open Weekend, presenting a poster of the program and their activities and two of the Fellows spoke at the panel for accepted students who had received a STRIDE offer. Finally, at the end of the year each fellow worked on filling out the European Language e-portfolio, an in-depth record of assessing linguistic and intercultural learning and progress developed by the European Union. The summer after their first year fellows study abroad in programs around the world: Paris, Amman, Berlin, Madrid, and Cordoba. The group kept a collective blog during their study abroad experience. Finally, they lined up internships for the second year. For a full list of study abroad destination, internships, and archive projects see Appendix B.

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Visiting Scholars in Residence The Lewis Global Studies Center works with faculty in departments and programs across the college to bring international faculty as visiting scholars for short residencies on campus. The associate dean for international students and scholars Hrayr Tamzarian assists the visiting scholars with visa invitation letters and logistical support. Along with the many international visiting scholars invited by Smith departments, the Lewis Global Studies Center is occasionally asked to co-sponsor and host featured events for a particular visiting scholar’s stay in order to maximize opportunities for the Smith community to engage and interact with the scholar across disciplinary boundaries and co-curricular activities. Alfred Babo Spring 2012 to Spring 2013 Université de Bouaké Hosted by Greg White and the Global Studies Center

Cord Jakobeit Fall 2012 University of Hamburg (Long-Term Exchange) Hosted by Alice Hearst and the Department of Government

Wei Chen March 2012 to March 2013 China Scholarship Council Hosted by Sherrill Redmon and the Sophia Smith Collection

Teresa Roldan March 15 - 30, 2013 University of Cordoba Hosted by Cristina Suarez, Department of Chemistry

Michal Frenkel 2012-2013 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Hosted by Justin Cammy and the Jewish Studies Program

Rami Saari April 2 - 15, 2013 Hosted by Thalia Pandiri and the Program in Comparative Literature

Feng Gao September 2011 to September 2013 Ocean University of China Hosted by Laura Katz and the Department of Biological Sciences

Lars Schmeink October 2012 University of Hamburg (Short Exchange) Hosted by Michael Thurston and the American Studies Program

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Events Featured Events The Lewis Global Studies Center works with faculty in departments and programs across the college to host large scale and multi-day featured events. This year, in keeping with the trafficking theme, the center's efforts were devoted to planning and co-organizing April's symposium on sextrafficking. Along with the journal Meridians: feminism, race and transnationalism and the program for the Study of Women and Gender—and with the generous support of the Lecture Fund, the Project on Women and Social Change and the Provost's Office, the center mounted a remarkable event. It is hoped that the proceedings of the event will appear in Meridians in short time. The program was as follows: Trafficking Sex: Politics, Policy, Personhood Keynote Address With Gloria Steinem ‘56, writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist; and Ruchira Gupta, sex trafficking abolitionist and filmmaker Thursday, April 18, 2013 Panel 1: Technology, Trafficking, and the Law With Christina Bain ‘00, Director, Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; Sergeant Detective Donna M. Gavin, Boston Police Human Trafficking Unit, Massachusetts Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking; and Jennifer Musto, Faculty Fellow, Humanities Research Center, Rice University Friday, April 19, 2013 Panel 2: Sex Trafficking in the United States With Vednita Carter, Founder and Executive Director, Breaking Free; Crystal DeBoise, Director of Social Services, Sex Workers Project, Urban Justice Center; and Kelli Dorsey, Executive Director, Different Avenues Friday, April 19, 2013 Panel 3: Global Trafficking and Human Rights With Christie Edwards, Program Manager, Human Rights & Middle East and North Africa, Vital Voices Global Partnership; Julietta Hua, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies Department, San Francisco State University; and Patricia Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia University Friday, April 19, 2013

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Special Events Throughout the year, the Lewis Global Studies Center works with departments and programs across the college to host international conferences, panels, lectures, film screenings, cultural awareness days, and other special events. The Global Studies Center Celebrates 50 Years of the American Studies Diploma Program Global Salon: Smith College American Studies Diploma Program & the World Thursday, October 18 at 8:30 am. American Studies and Globalization Keynote Address by Vera Kutzinzki Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm Reception: Visiting Scholars Cord Jakobeit, University of Hamburg (Long-Term Exchange); and Lars Schmeink, University of Hamburg (Short-Term Exchange) Monday, October 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm January Workshop - Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Activism Multi-disciplinary, one-day workshop examining the illicit trade in human beings – in Massachusetts and the world. Panelists representing a range of disciplines presented comparative perspectives and discussed local responses, including how students are now or may become involved in anti-trafficking work. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Human Trafficking Film Series “Trading Women,” with discussion facilitated by Gregory White, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government Wednesday, February 6, 2013 “Trade,” with discussion facilitated by Carrie Baker, Assistant Professor of Study of Women and Gender Wednesday, February 27, 2013 “Price of Sex,” with discussion facilitated by Gregory White, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government Wednesday, March 16, 2013 “Very Young Girls,” with discussion facilitated by Alice Hearst, Professor of Government, and Marsha Pruett, M. B. O’Connor Chaired Professor, School of Social Work

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Signature Events Global Salon Global Salons are special events that offer a venue for students to informally converse with special guests from around the world. Global Salons often follow major lectures or events, providing a space for further discussion. Conflict Photography in an Era of Counterinsurgency Ben Brody, photojournalist during counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan and Iraq Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm Organized with Mlada Bukovansky, Government Global Salon Breakfast, Case Study: Iraq Amal al-Jubouri, Iraqi poet, translator, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and literary activist Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 8:00 am Organized with Ellen Watson, Director of the Poetry Center Voices of Afghanistan With musical group “Voices of Afghanistan” featuring the “Voice of Kabul,” Ustad Farida Mahwash, as well as Rubab virtuoso Homayoun Sakhi and his Sakhi Ensemble Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm Organized with Margaret Sarkissian, Music Bridging the US/World as a First Generation American Alexis Salsedo-Surovov, Development Officer, Smith College Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm Organized with the Development Office Who Dissed the Women’s Treaty (and Why We Should Care) Kim Gandy, vice president and general counsel at the Feminist Majority Foundation. CEDAW, the UN General Assembly’s 1979 treaty concerning women’s rights, has been ratified by every country in the world except Iran, Somalia, Sudan, and two small Pacific island nations (Palau and Tonga) … oh, and the United States of America Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm Organized with Carrie Baker, Study of Women and Gender All the Voices Together Latin American music, from the ‘protest song’ to the aesthetics of ‘world music.’ With Argentinean musicians Liliana Herrero and Guillermo Klein. Liliana Herrero speaks about her experience of travelling across Latin America as the host of a television documentary about the history of the Latin American song. Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm Organized with Marguerite Harrison, Spanish and Portuguese Fugees Academy: Refugee Youth and Education With Luma Mufleh ’97, founder and director of Fugees Academy, Inc., working with child survivors of war. Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm The Year of Marriage Equality Cuc Vu, Chief Diversity Officer for the Human Rights Campaign, speaks on the anatomy of victory in WA, MN, MD, and ME and what’s next. Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm Organized with Gary Lehring, Government

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Video Artwork: Constructing a Virtual Chinese City John Slepian, Five College Assistant Professor of Art and Technology, Suzanne Gottschang, Smith College Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Jim Middlebrook, Smith College Assistant Professor of Art Friday, March 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm The Transformational Power of Women in Public Service With Jane Harman ’66, Former U.S. Representative Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm Russians, Jews, and the Orthodox Church With Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison Friday, April 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm What’s Happening Around the World (WHAW) WHAWs address an event or topic of major international significance, led by Smith faculty members or special guests and usually moderated by a Smith student. Will There Be an October Surprise? Israel, Iran, and the American Elections. Professors of Government Donna Divine and Brent Durbin Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm Pussy Riot Serguei Glebov, Professor of History (Five Colleges), Julie Hemment, Professor of Anthropology (UMass), and Vera Shevzov, Professor of Religion (Smith) Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Earthquake or Status Quo?: Interpreting the Israeli Election Donna Robinson Divine, Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Government, and Michal Frenkel, Schusterman Visiting Professor of Israel and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm The Crisis in Mali: Implications of the French Intervention Alfred Babo, Lecturer in French Studies, and Catharine Newbury, Emeritus Professor of Government Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm Mariage Pour Tous (Marriage For All): The Implications of the Marriage Equality Law Currently in the French National Assembly Mehammed Mack, Assistant Professor of French Studies Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm An Update on Kenyan Elections and the Forced Displacement of Omo River Peoples in Ethiopia With Noel Twagiramungu, Lecturer of Government, and Eliott Fratkin, Gwendolen Carter Professor of Anthropology Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm Where is Chechnya? The Caucasus Conflict and Boston Terror Attack With Sergey Gebov, Assistant Professor of History

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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Report Back A Report Back allows Smith students to share their experiences of global engagement to fellow students and the Smith community. Global Engagement Seminar Jerusalem Presentation by students from GES Jerusalem 2011 and 2012 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm From West Point to Africa: Student Experience at Academic Conferences With Megan Beyer ’13 and Kenzie Green ’13 on the Student Conference on US Affairs at West Point, and Mac Hamilton ’13 on the African Studies Association Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm Global Commons Organized in collaboration with G-SAC, a Global Commons event presents students with an opportunity to gather and discuss pertinent international issues with a faculty mediator. Blasphemy in the Land of the Pure A discussion centering around the accusation of blasphemy against Sherry Rehman ’85, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm Life After Hugo Chavez An open conversation to share views about Chavez’s rule and legacy in Venezuela Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm Demystifying North Korea: A Conversation about the Situation Today A conversation on recent developments in North Korea Thursday, April 25, at 4:15 p.m.

Workshops and Information Sessions Global Engagement Here and Abroad Sophomore Reboot Workshop September 9, 2012 Global Engagement Seminar (GES) Information Sessions November 2, 2012; November 6, 2012; November 14, 2012; November 27, 2012 Summer Abroad Opportunities Fair and Funding Workshops February 19, 2013 GES Pre-Departure Workshops (Faculty) Friday, February 15, 2013 Friday, April 12, 2013 GES Pre-Departure Orientation (Students) February 27, 2013 Summer Abroad Open Pre-Departure Orientation Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Faculty Engagement in Global Learning Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Events of the Office for International Study Events Study Abroad Welcome Back September 11, 2012

International Photo Exhibition in the Nolan Arts Lounge October 10-22, 2012

Student Involvement Fair September 21, 2012

Welcome Back: Fall and J-term Students January 29, 2013

Study Abroad Fair September 25, 2012 Information Sessions Presentation of the Hamburg Program for Spring 2013 September 20, 2012

Smith Program Abroad in Hamburg Information Session October 25, 2012

Study Abroad in a Spanish or Portuguese Speaking Country Information Session September 24, 2012

Associated Kyoto Program (AKP) Information Session October 30, 2012

PMCSP (Puebla, Mexico) Information Session October 1, 2012

Study Abroad in China and Taiwan Information Session November 5, 2012

SITA (South India Term Abroad) Information Session October 1, 2012

Smith Program in Abroad in Paris Information Session November 6, 2012

PRESCHCO Information Session October 2, 2012

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages Drop-In Information Session November 7, 2012

Computer Science Study Abroad in Budapest Information Session October 5, 2012

Smith Program Abroad in Florence Information Session November 13, 2012

Study Abroad for Economics Majors Information Sessions October 22, 2012

Study Abroad in the United Kingdom and Ireland Information Session November 28, 2012

Associate Colleges in China (ACC) Information Session October 24, 2012

Summer Program at EWHA Women’s University Information Session February 25, 2013

Orientations Study Abroad on Approved Programs (spring semester) Pre-departure Orientation November 26, 2012

Study Abroad with Smith Programs Predeparture Orientation April 17, 2013

Study Abroad (General) Pre-departure Orientation April 15, 2013

Summer Abroad Pre-departure Workshop April 24, 2013

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Events of the Office for International Students and Scholars and the International Students Organization International Students Program (ISP) Orientation August 28, 2012 International Students Program (ISP) Welcome Reception August 30, 2012 International Students Program (ISP) Conversations August 31, 2012 ISP General Meeting/ Workshop Discussion of how international students are adapting to Smith during their first year, resources and how they can be accessed, and videos on culture shock October 17, 2012 International Students’ Day November 5, 2012

Events of the American Studies Diploma Program 50 Years of the American Studies Diploma Program October 18, 2012

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Supported Events The GSC co-sponsored many campus events by departments and programs. Poet Amal al-Jabouri Poetry Center September 2012

Rhythm Nations International Students Organization March 2, 2013

World Interdisciplinary Studies SeminarConference English UMass-Amherst September 2012

Remembering Fukushima and Beyond East Asian Languages and Literature March 8-9, 2013 Youth Voices in the Arab World: The Arts as an Agent of Social Change April 2, 2013

Empires, Economy, and Culture Before and After 1500 English UMass-Amherst September 20-23, 2012 Musician Homayun Sakhi Music October 3, 2012

When Poets Translate Poets: Going Far and Getting Closer Five-College Faculty Seminar for Literary Translation April 4, 2013

New England Association for Asian Studies Conference Asian Languages and Literature UMassAmherst October 20, 2012

Feminism in the Garb of Traditionalism: Doing “Women’s Work” in India A Global Salon with Ms. Girija Raghavan Global Studies Center and EKTA April 10, 2013

Five College African Day: What’s Next in African Development? African Studies October 27, 2012

Divine Sophia: Russian Style Department of Religion, Five College Slavic Seminar, Smith College Lecture Committee April 11, 2013

“Art of Translation” Lecture Series Comparative Literature Spring 2013

Arabic Cultural Festival Middle East Studies Program April 27, 2013

Translation as Cultural Diplomacy: Disseminating Canadian Writing in Latin America Comparative Literature, French Studies, Latin American & Latina/o Studies February 4, 2013

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Offices and Programs Office for International Study Innovation and change marked the 2012-2013 year in International Study at Smith. The JYA White Paper released in May 2012 prompted continued discussions regarding the administrative structures and academic leadership of the Smith programs, especially the Geneva program; the new Les Sciences à Paris program option was approved for launch in 2014-2015; the transition to an on-line enrollment management program for study abroad approval was funded and is currently under development for an early Spring 2014 launch; new Short-Term International Travel policy recommendations were made and approved by Senior Administrators; and many other new administrative and faculty initiatives conducted as the office continues its efforts to better integrate its services and knowledge across the campus. JYA White Paper discussions and decisions The Committee on Study Abroad (CSA) grappled with several provocative themes during 20122013, not least of which was the JYA White Paper and its implications for the administration and oversight of Smith faculty-directed programs. Associate Provost Joseph O’Rourke facilitated a campus-wide discussion of the White Paper recommendations in his role as Chair of CSA and appointed an ad hoc JYA advisory committee to provide faculty input and perspective on the administration of the four Smith programs abroad in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg and Paris. This group met throughout the 2012-2013 academic year to grapple with the implications of the White Paper and to propose alternative recommendations for the administration and support of the programs. With the assistance of the ad hoc JYA advisory committee, the focus of this work soon began to be the lack of a foreseeable stream of faculty directors for the Geneva program. In addition, the complexity of the new Geneva program with an International Internship semester and range of language levels led to a proposal, approved by CSA and Senior Administration, for a permanent Resident Academic Director for the Geneva program, supported by a faculty liaison appointed from within the Smith faculty and based at Smith to advise and recruit students. This plan will begin implementation in 2013-2014 with the selection of the faculty liaison in the fall of 2013 and resident director to be appointed in the spring of 2014, in preparation for the transition in 20142015. The more far-reaching concerns of the White Paper regarding risk management for the Smith programs remain a serious area of focus, which the Office for International Study, the Five College Risk Manager, and the Controller’s office intend to address in subsequent proposals to CSA and Senior Administration. Program Development An exciting new direction being taken in the Smith program in Paris is the approval and development of the new Les Sciences à Paris program option for science students, approved by CSA, CAP and Senior Administration as a three-year pilot. We begin recruiting in fall 2013 and the first cohort will start in 2014-2015 under the leadership of the Paris faculty director Chris Golé, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics. The following new study abroad programs were approved by CSA during 2012-2013: • Frontiers Abroad, New Zealand (approved Oct 19, 2012) • IFSA-Butler, Peru (approved November 30, 2012) • Great Lakes/Earlham at Waseda University, Japan (approved November 30, 2012) • Slade School of Fine Arts, UK (approved November 2, 2012) • University College Roosevelt, The Netherlands (approved November 2, 2012)

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Hong Kong Institute of Science and Technology (tentatively approved April 29, 2013 pending discussion by the Science Planning Committee and approval of an exchange component by Senior Administration)

CSA recommended that the programs listed below be removed from the Approved List. With the exception of the IES Vienna program, removed at the request of German Studies to better support Smith’s own Hamburg program, these recommendations were based on a CSA decision that programs lacking enrollment for five consecutive years would be approved by petition only. • IES Vienna, Austria (at request of German Studies, voted to be removed April 1, 2013) • University of Haifa, Israel (due to lack of enrollment over past 5 years) • Middlebury in Russia: Irkutsk (due to lack of enrollment over past 5 years) • Swansea University, Wales (due to lack of enrollment over past 5 years) • CIEE Dominican Republic (due to lack of enrollment over past 5 years – pending discussion with LAL and Spanish Departments) Language policy Former president Carol Christ met with CSA in the fall of 2013 following her summer 2012 trip to Asia. She spoke enthusiastically about the importance of China as a leading member of the global community and the need for Smith to encourage more students to study in China, especially given a number of English-instruction university settings. This meeting prompted a discussion of the Study Abroad language policy requiring at least one year, and more typically two years of a language, for approval to study abroad when Smith College offers instruction in that language. While designed to promote the value of language acquisition and cultural proficiency, the reality is that approximately 50 % of all Smith students studying abroad do so in English-speaking programs with no language pre-requisites. Many students, especially in the STEM fields, claim they do not have the time to take the language classes needed to attend programs where Smith policy has a language pre-requisite. After some discussion, CSA proposed an alternative language policy which essentially states that students are required only to meet the language requirements of the program, without additional pre-requisites at the stage of the Smith approval process. This policy would maintain the same language requirements for Smith’s own programs, but open up additional options for students interested in study abroad in other locations. CSA intends to share this proposal with the wider campus community in 2013-2014. Administrative Updates Risk management is an everyday concern in OIS and entails understanding far-ranging risks such as new Title IX regulations impacting study abroad to currency fluctuations on our programs. During 2012-2013, Smith joined the Forum on Education Abroad’s Critical Incident Database project, an effort to develop shared crime and safety reporting from international locations with the wider study abroad field. In collaboration with the Dean of Students Julie Ohotnicky, we also proposed changes to the Smith Short-Term International Travel Policy which were approved by Senior Administration. Beginning in 2013-2014, OIS will share responsibility with the Lewis Center for providing short-term travel training to faculty, students and staff, and serving as the central depository for required travel documentation and emergency response management. Implementation of the new Short-Term International Travel policy involves replacing the former ISOS Travel Tracker system with a new Horizons Travel Registry, an on-line system for registering individual travel and program trips. This will be part of the new on-line enrollment management system being implemented by OIS for approval of students’ study abroad options. OIS will pilot the Horizons software in the fall of 2013 for the International Experience Grant applications and some selected spring programs, with plans to fully go live in the spring of 2014. Finally, this summer the Smith Office for Human Resources and the Dean for International Study concluded a two-year organizational assessment project that examined the interface of OIS and Center staffing with the aim of strengthening core positions and streamlining administrative

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processes with the Center. As a result, several staff positions are undergoing job description modifications in ways that will better support both study abroad and global studies programming. In particular, the newly titled Study Abroad Administrative Coordinator will report to the Assistant Dean for International Study and be more closely linked to advising. The Lewis Center Program Coordinator position (formerly Administrative Coordinator) has been upgraded and will play a stronger role in supporting academic initiatives, guiding the student advisory committee, and coordinating Center activities and events. During the 2012-2013 academic year, 253 Smith students studied abroad in 39 countries; 10 in Africa, 21 in the Americas, 22 in Asia, 186 in Europe, 4 in the Middle East and North Africa, and 12 in Oceania (two students studied in two different countries.) Argentina (5) Australia (7) Austria (1) Bolivia (1) Brazil (5) Canada (1) Chile (3) China (10) Costa Rica (1) Czech Republic (5) Denmark (19) Ecuador (1) France (26) Germany (10)

Ghana (2) Greece (1) Hungary (2) India (4) Ireland (3) Israel (2) Italy (19) Japan (5) Jordan (2) Kenya (3) Madagascar (1) Mexico (2) Netherlands (1) New Zealand (5)

Peru (1) Portugal (1) Russia (6) Senegal (1) South Africa (2) South Korea (3) Spain (26) Switzerland (16) Turks & Caicos, British (1) Uganda (1) United Kingdom (50)

Study Abroad by Region 1% 20%

5% 4%

8%

Africa

Americas

9%

Asia

Europe (Continental) UK & Ireland

Middle East/N. Africa Oceania

53%

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Office for International Students and Scholars For 2012-2013 Smith matriculated 325 international students from 69 foreign countries. Of these students 29 studied abroad for Spring semester. Many international students engaged in summer research with faculty. Nine students participated in summer Curricular Practical Training (CPT) in off-campus jobs which results in a 1-credit special studies course for the Fall 2013 semester based on their summer work experience. We graduated 72 international students in May 2013; 54 of these students found jobs in the US under the Optional Practical Training Program (OPT). Eleven students will attend graduate school in the US while the rest have decided to go home. The Office also supports visiting scholars to the college, especially in securing visas and ensuring appropriate work status. Afghanistan (5) Albania (1) Argentina (1) Austria (1) Bangladesh (6) Belgium (1) Bolivia (1) Botswana (3) Bulgaria (3) Canada (15) China (110) Ecuador (2) El Salvador (1) Ethiopia (2) France (3) Georgia (3) Germany (5) Ghana (4) Greece (2) Haiti (1) Honduras (2) India (17) Iraq (2)

Italy (1) Ivory Coast (1) Jamaica (2) Japan (3) Jordan (2) Kenya (8) Kuwait (1) Malawi (1) Malaysia (4) Mauritius (1) Mexico (1) Moldova (2) Mongolia (1) Morocco (1) Mozambique (1) Myanmar (2) Nepal (4) New Zealand (1) Nigeria (2) Pakistan (6) Panama (1) Paraguay (1) Romania (1)

Russia (3) Rwanda (1) Serbia (1) Sierra Leone (1) Singapore (8) South Africa (1) South Korea (34) Spain (2) Sri Lanka (1) Sweden (1) Switzerland (1) Taiwan (1) Tanzania (1) Thailand (3) Trinidad and Tobago (1) Tunisia (1) Turkey (1) United Arab Emirates (1) United Kingdom (5) Vietnam (7) Zambia (1) Zimbabwe (6)

International Students by Region 2%

9%

0% 2%

11%

AFRICA 9%

67%

AMERICAS ASIA

EUROPE (Continental) UK & IRELAND MIDDLE EAST OCEANIA

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American Studies Diploma Program The Diploma Program in American Studies is a one-year, graduate-level program in American Studies for international students. Eight students graduated from the Diploma Program in 20122013, two from France, two from Germany, and one each from China, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. Each student completed an intensive year of coursework in American Studies and also engaged in a year long thesis project, based on original research and thinking. As a “capstone” for the academic year at Smith, the Diploma scholars presented the results of their research at Smith’s annual Celebrating Collaborations event. The Diploma scholars also took two extended field trips during the academic year: a three-day excursion to Newport, Rhode Island, and a four-day journey to Washington, D.C. The trip to Newport featured visits to the Breakers, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and Fort Adams State Park. In Washington, the Diploma scholars took in many of the historical and cultural sites on and around the National Mall – including a spectacular nighttime visit to the Lincoln Memorial, the National World War II Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. In October 2012, the Global Studies Center sponsored a lecture and reception to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Diploma Program; the featured speaker was Diploma Program alumna Vera Kutzinski, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Americas at Vanderbilt University. ACADEMIC YEAR: 2012-2013 • Louise J Fudym, France • Rosalin E Happe, Germany • Mallika Humpert, Switzerland • Josephine R Landais, France • Domenico Mazza, Italy • Sabine A Milger, Germany • Yaiza Rojas Matas, Spain • Xingpeng Wang, China

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Appendix A: Organizational Structure

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Offices and Programs Office for International Study • Rebecca Hovey, Dean for International Study • Lisa Johnson, Assistant Dean for International Study • Sherry Wingfield, Administrative Coordinator • Sue Pouliot, Budget Coordinator Office for International Students and Scholars • Hrayr Tamzarian, Associate Dean for International Students • Ashavan Doyon, Administrative Assistant American Studies Diploma Program • Lane Hall-Witt, Director LGSC Staff • Rebecca Hovey, Dean for International Study and Director • Gregory White, Professor of Government and Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’69 Faculty Director • Lisa Morde, Administrative Coordinator

Advisory Committees Advisory Committee 2012-2013 • Rebecca Hovey, Dean for International Study, Director • Gregory White, Professor of Government, Faculty Director (2014) • Mlada Bukovansky, Associate Professor of Government (2012) • Margaret Bruzelius, Associate Dean of the College (ex officio) • Justin Cammy, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature (2014) • Elliot Fratkin, Professor of Anthropology (2013) on leave 2012-2013 • Chris Golé, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics (2013) on leave 2012-2013 • Susannah Howe, Senior Lecturer in Engineering (2014) • Michelle Joffroy, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2012) • Roger Kaufman, Professor of Economics (2014) • Gary Lehring, Associate Professor of Government (2012) • Maureen Mahoney, Dean of the College (ex officio) • Hrayr Tamzarian, Associate Dean for International Students and Scholars (ex officio) • Janie Vanpée, Professor of French Studies (2012) Student Advisory Committee 2012-2013 • Joy Chan ‘14 • Munan Du ‘14 • Elysia Hung ‘15 • Yutong Jiang ‘16 • Grace Kim ‘15 • Gloria Lee ‘15 • Rachel Lichtman ‘16 • Anna Mokros ‘13 • Huong Giang Nguyen ‘13 • Adrienne Saludades ‘15 • Pranayeta Shroff ‘14 • Yaan (Tina) Tu ‘15

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Appendix B: Global STRIDES’ Archive Projects The Global STRIDES’ archives projects included: This year, all but one of the Fellows focused their archives research and paper on the experiences of a Smith student abroad. • • • • • •

Rachel Lichtman : The Transformation of Katherine Bruce Jones (JYA Madrid, 1934-35) Bailey O’Connor : A Year in Nazi Munich : 1937-38 Eleana Thompson : From Northampton to Paris : Mapping Two Smith Student’s Experinces Abroad (JYA Paris, 1925-26 and 1935-36) Victoria Von Saucken : Emerging Adulthood through JYA Geneva 1974-75 Lisa Wu : Eleanor Daniels : Falling in Love with France (JYA Paris 1937-38) Chelsea Orefice : Esther Follansbee Greene : Participating in the Near East Relief in Armenia, 1919

Global SRIDE Fellow, 2012-13 Lisa Wu

Eleana Thompson

Bailey O’Connor

Summer study abroad, 2012

Internship 2012-13

Cours de Langue et de Civilisation, Paris IVSorbonne : six weeks French language course

Video interviews of first-generation and/or students of color who have studied abroad for OIS website Mentor: Lisa Johnson

$2,000 grant from IEG $ 700 Student Aid Society Amideast, Jordan 4-week intermediate Arabic

Research Assistant researching women’s issues in Islam, the Middle East, and Medieval Spain Mentor : Ibtissam Bouachrine

$800 grant from the Leila Wilson Fund, Middle Eastern Studies Department $380 from the Class Dean’s Fund Goethe Institute, Berlin 4-week intensive introductory German language course

Rachel Lichtman

Don Quijote Language School, Madrid 6-week intermediate language course/ 25h/wk

Victoria Von Saucken

8-week research internship in biology lab, Universidad de Córdoba

Chelsea Orefice

$2,000 funding from IEG For personal reasons could not study abroad this summer

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Research Assistant working in Archives researching JYA programs Mentor: Janie Vanpée Research Assistant working on second edition of book, Racism in America Mentor : Joshua Miller, Professor in SSW Reporter for International Advancement Blog Mentor : Danielle Brown Research internship engineering education for Latino/a elementary and high school students Mentor : Glenn Ellis


Smith College Lewis Global Studies Center Annual Report 2012-2013