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Global Studies Center Annual Report 2010 — 2011


Table of Contents Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 2 Challenges and Going Forward............................................................................................... 3 Events of the Global Studies Center ....................................................................................... 5 Featured Guest Speakers and Events .............................................................................................................................. 5 Special Events ........................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Global Salons ............................................................................................................................................................................. 8 WHAW (What is Happening Around the World) ....................................................................................................... 9 Supported Events .................................................................................................................................................................. 10

Academic Initiatives ............................................................................................................ 11 Global Engagement Seminars ........................................................................................................................................... 11 Global Outreach Course Enhancement Grants .......................................................................................................... 12 Global Stride Fellows ........................................................................................................................................................... 12

International Students ......................................................................................................... 13 American Studies Diploma Program ..................................................................................... 14 International Study.............................................................................................................. 15 International Experience Grants (IEG) .................................................................................. 16 Global Studies Center Budget 2010 - 2011............................................................................ 17 Global Studies Center Events 2010-2011: Estimated attendance and costs ........................... 18 Organizational Structure and Responsibilities ...................................................................... 19 Director Roles and Responsibilities ............................................................................................................................... 19 Global Studies Center Administrative Coordinator ................................................................................................. 20 Global Studies Center Offices and Programs .............................................................................................................. 21 Advisory Committee 2010-2011 ..................................................................................................................................... 21


Introduction Over ten years in the making, Smith College officially launched the Global Studies Center in 2010-2011 in the newly renovated Wright Hall. The Global Studies Center, along with the Centers for Engagement, Learning and Leadership realizes a central focus of Smith College‘s Design for Learning, the strategic vision of a College for women who will transform the world in the 21st century. The creation of the Center enables Smith College to highlight and integrate the depth and variety of international learning experiences available through the curriculum, faculty research, student interests, and off-campus study opportunities. As a physical space, the Center serves as the new home for three previously distinct units – the Office for International Study, the International Students and Scholars Office, and the American Studies Diploma Program – which now benefit from their shared experience and program foci on intercultural exchange and international study. The integration of these global programs is intended as a foundation for extending global learning and engagement to all Smith students. The Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ‘69 Faculty Directorship, held this inaugural year by Suleiman Mourad, Professor of Religion, enables the center to host and co-sponsor extra-curricular activities on campus that support interdisciplinary understanding of global events and issues. Our events this inaugural year set forth an ambitious vision of the Center as a vibrant hub of dialogue and engagement. Among our accomplishments detailed within this report are the hosting of several notable visiting global leaders and scholars, collaboration with the Why Educate Women? project of the Kahn Institute and Project on Women and Social Change, co-sponsorship of over twenty campus lectures and cultural events, hosting of over ten Global Salon conversations – a signature Global Studies Event of intense small group conversations with students and visiting speakers, and our popular WHAW (What‘s Happening Around the World) occasional lunchtime forum to discuss current events. In addition to these campus-based events, the Global Studies Center successfully launched the first two Global Engagement Seminars, faculty-led travel seminars followed by intensive internship experiences. The two Seminars, one to Costa Rica and the other to Jerusalem represent the vision of Smith‘s global engagement in the world through creative interdisciplinary sharing of a team of faculty and students learning through direct interaction in a global context.

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The academic initiatives of the Center promise to extend our focus on global learning throughout the campus, curriculum and partnerships with colleagues beyond Northampton. Faculty development Global Outreach Grants were will enable five faculty members to develop collaborative course modules with colleagues on campuses around the world, thus demonstrating ways in which global perspectives can be integrated into course offerings through innovative on-line and collaborative learning. The Global Stride Fellows program, in its third year, attracted six first-year students to this unique Smith program of intensive intercultural reflection and preparation for international study, language learning and a secondyear internship on campus. This model varies from the typical Stride Fellows with the organization of a structured course that the Fellows participate in during the two years of the program. And finally, the International Study offices of the Center have also demonstrated their vitality and contribution to Global Studies at Smith. With international student enrollment continuing to increase, the International Students office welcomed 73 new students in 2010 for a total of 248 international students on campus and an expectation of ever-increasing international student presence at Smith. The American Studies Diploma program welcomed its new Director, Lane Hall-Witt, and eleven students representing Smith‘s long-standing exchange agreements with universities across the world, from Japan to Switzerland. The Office for International Study similarly saw a change in leadership and structure with the new Dean, Rebecca Hovey overseeing both study abroad programming and co-directing the Global Studies Center along with the Faculty Director funded as the Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ‘69 Directorship. This integration of study abroad with global studies is a long tradition at Smith but continues to develop with new opportunities in the study of sciences abroad, promotion of non-traditional destinations such as South Asia and Africa, and stronger support for students participating in short-term programs abroad such as the Global Engagement Seminars, and the location of global issues and dynamics in our own communities in Northampton and beyond.

Challenges and Going Forward 2010-2011 was an ambitious year in which we sought to truly put the GSC on the map. As we looked back to celebrate and note our accomplishments, we also reflected on the challenges of our first year and how those lessons can inform our planning in the future. Enthusiasm for Global Studies Center programming led to numerous program ideas and requests for cosponsorships while we were still developing the capacity for such an active event management schedule. We learned that we needed systems and procedures to adequately handle catering, protocol for hosting speakers, setting up audio-visual equipment, paying for and processing honoraria, or handling travel

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logistics – and to be clear about what we could reasonably manage with limited staffing. Our Administrative Coordinator, Lisa Morde, worked with other Smith College administrative staff to develop event planning templates and procedures to systematize event requests. Our new structures and systems have helped alleviate some of that confusion and result in much smoother operations altogether and have been aided by clear policies and procedures further implemented in 2011-2012. Suleiman Mourad‘s contribution to the Global Studies Center was an important part of our founding, bringing a vision of the importance of extra-curricular learning, of providing students with opportunities to meet scholars and activists as real people engaged with the world. This is a compelling vision that helped shape the foundation of the Global Studies Center as a dynamic hub where every student could have a globally engaged and meaningful education. The resignation of Suleiman Mourad at the end of our first year created a pause in some of our initiatives and further transition. However, an active Advisory Committee and prompt appointment of Government Professor Greg White as the new faculty director for 2011-2012 has allowed a smooth handover and continuity in our progress. While dynamic new programming was afoot, the move of three previously stand-alone program offices to a new home raised larger questions of institutional identity and cohesion. Common questions in our hallway were ―Why are we here?‖ ―What is the Global Studies Center?‖ ―Are you Global Studies, or International study, or American Studies?‖ We learned that we are different things to different constituents on campus, and in those varying guises reflect a slightly different aspect of the GSC. In one of our efforts to hash this out, Dean Tamzarian noted that he often comments of his own identity when asked: ―Well, tell me where you are from and I will tell you who I am‖. We are working on being comfortable with our own plurality as GSC inhabitants while developing common spaces in which we will evolve as a common center. Our monthly Global Studies Neighborhood meetings have given us an informal way to share events and explore collaboration and connections. In addition to the internal processes of making the Global Studies Center a new home, the external face of the GSC as both a center of programming -- showcasing the depth and variety of global learning and faculty interests -- and as a center housing International Students, International Study, and the graduate exchange program of American Studies, requires ongoing advocacy and promotion across campus. Each year as more and more students simply become accustomed to our presence should make it easier; we are inviting students to events and encouraging them to make the Center their own home. Our new Global Café with a free, self-service espresso bar in the Wright Hall foyer serves as an entry point to the Center. Our plans for 2011-2012 are to locate our student workers at the front reception desk where they can also monitor and attend to the espresso machine. We will have international newspapers and magazines that promote a space of multiple perspectives on the world. Our goal is that the Smith Campus will come to see entrance to the Global Studies Center as their access to the world.

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Events of the Global Studies Center Featured Guest Speakers and Events The Global Studies Center works with faculty in departments and programs across the College to bring guests for short residencies as Visiting Scholars in Residence. The Center hosts featured events throughout the visiting scholar‘s stay to maximize opportunities for the Smith community to engage and interact with the scholar across disciplinary boundaries and co-curricular activities. Bertel Haarder, Danish Minister of Interior & Health Europe & Islam: the Cartoon Crisis & the Challenge of Multiculturalism The Global Studies Center and Danish Institute for Study Abroad hosted this lecture/symposium highlighting recent Danish experiences with integrating non-European immigrants, taking a close look at integration of Islam after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. Panelists included Jytte Klausen, Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation and Comparative Politics at Brandeis University; Mlada Bukovansky, Associate Professor of Government at Smith College; Suleiman Mourad, Professor of Religion and Faculty Director, Global Studies Center, Smith College October 20, 2010 Fusion Nomads This concert, presented by the music department and co-sponsored by the GSC, took audience members on a journey through several musical genres and across multiple continents. Special guests: Gokh-Bi System, a Senegalese hip-hop group; Hassan Hakmoun, Morocco-born performer of rock, jazz, and fusion scenes; The Impulse Ensemble, Featuring Jim Matus, Derrik Jordan, and Tony Vacca. Hassan Hakmoun, Moroccan Gnawa Musician; Impulse Ensemble; & Gokh-bi, Senegalese Hip-Hop Group Hosted with the Music Department November 7, 2010 Binnur Karaevli, Turkish filmmaker The Global Studies Center hosted the presentation and discussion of Karaevli‘s Voices Unveiled: Turkish Women Who Dare, an intimate feature documentary that juxtaposes the Islamic traditions and Western culture of Istanbul in the lives of three Turkish women. Hosted with Film Studies & Middle East Studies November 15-17, 2011 Additional events with Binnur Karaveli included: Global Salon, November 15, 2010. Students of Film Studies, History and Middle East Studies met with Binnur Karaevli to discuss her work. Guest Professor, November 16, 2010. Film studies class ―Advanced Video Seminar: Documentary Production Workshop‖ to discuss the making of her film. Global Salon, November 17, 2010. Following the film screening Voices Unveiled: Turkish Women Who Dare, students met with Karaevli over breakfast to discuss the making of the film as well as issues raised by the film.

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Irshad Manji, Neilson short-term Visiting Professor Muslim feminist and reformer, Director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU Hosted with Presidential Seminar 315 & Middle East Studies February 14 – March 2, 2011 Additional events with Irshad Manji included: Faith without Fear, film screening and discussion February 14, 2011 Global Conversation with students, February 15. Participation in Presidential Seminar 315, Shaping Religious Identities in the Middle East, with Professors Mourad and Divine, February 15 and 22. Meeting with al-Iman Student Society, February 16 Dinner with faculty and students of PRS 315, February 16 Participation in the First Year Seminar 169 Women & Religion with Professors Dubin and Shevzoz, February 17. Courage in an Age of Corruption: A Public Conversation with Irshad Manji and Mlada Bukovansky, Associate Professor of Government, February 17; followed by dinner with faculty. Lunch with Provost and Dean of the Faculty Marilyn Schuster, John Connolly (Philosophy), Suleiman Mourad, Mlada Bukovansky (Government), Nnamdi Pole (Psychology), and students from SWAG, February 17. Participation with the Kahn Institute, Why Educate Women? Global perspectives on Equal Opportunity, February 22. Speaker at Kahn Institute, Women’s Education in the Arab Middle East Conference, February 22. Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Indian Art Historian, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India Hosted with South Asian Studies, Museum Studies, Religion & Art. Additional support comes from the Ada Howe Kent Fund, Department of Art, and the Smith College Endowed Lecture Fund. April 18-22, 2011 Additional events with Tapati Guha-Thakurta included: Conceits of the Copy: Traveling Replicas in Colonial and Contemporary India, public lecture, April 18. Meeting with Jessica Nicoll (Director of Museum of Art) and Museum Staff, & Examination of Collection of Indian Miniature Paintings, Smith Museum of Art, April 19. Afternoon tea with students in Museum Studies Concentration, April 19. Breakfast with Kahn‘s Renaissance Fellows & Students, April 20. Faculty Seminar and Dinner with Smith & Five-Colleges Faculty, April 20. Fault-Lines in a National Edifice: On the Rights and Offences of Contemporary Indian Art, public lecture, April 21. Dinner hosted by Smith President Carol Christ (by invitation), April 21. Event featured classical music trio playing musical compositions of poetry of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. Breakfast meeting with students (South Asia Studies, Museum Studies, Art, & South Asia Student Society), April 22. Working Meeting & Lunch with Faculty in the South Asia Concentration, April 22.

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Special Events Throughout the year, the GSC works with departments and programs across the college to host international conferences, panels, lectures, film screenings, cultural awareness days, and other special events. The Irish Debt Crisis & the European Union, Panel discussion with Roisin O‘Sullivan, Smith College & Mlada Bukovansky, Smith College, December 8, 2010 Women’s Education in the Arab Middle East Conference, Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations; Stacey Philbrick Yahdav ‘99, Hobart & William Smith College; Areeg Hegazi, CARE Egypt; & Sarah Bouchie, CARE. Hosted with Betty Hamady Sams ‘57 & James F. Sams Fund of the Kahn Institute, Why Educate Women? Kahn Project, Project on Women & Social Change, PRS 315, & Middle East Studies, March 1, 2011 Upheaval in Egypt & the Middle East: What’s Next, Lecture by Daniel Kurtzer, Princeton University & Former US Ambassador to Egypt & Israel. Hosted with Betty Hamady Sams ‘57 & James F. Sams Fund of the Kahn Institute & Middle East Studies, March 7, 2011 “The Girl Effect” Tea: Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. Hosted with the Center for Community Collaboration, Center for Work and Life, and Student Affairs, March 8, 2011 Strategies for Building Peace in Afghanistan, Lecture by Julia Bolz ‗83, The Founder and Executive Director of Ayni Education International, March 23, 2011 Cote D’Ivoire: Conflict and the Avenues to Resolution, Presentation by Roland Adjovi, attorney and academic director for Arcadia Center for East African Studies, March 22, 2011 Voices of Change: the Struggle of Afghani Women, Lecture by Malalai Joya, Afghani Activist and former Member of Parliament. Hosted with Anthropology, March 28, 2011 Neoliberalism and India’s Farm Crisis. Discussion with P. Sainath, award-winning journalist covering the crisis in the Indian countryside, April 1, 2011

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Global Salons These special GSC events offered a venue for students to informally converse with special guests following major lectures or events. Growing Up Musician-Healer With Moroccan Gnawa musician Hassan Hakmoun November 8, 2010

The Promise of Muslim Women With Areeg Hegazi, Director of Education Program at CARE Egypt, & trustee Janet Wright Ketcham ‘53 March 2, 2011

Women &Change in Turkish Society With Binnur Karaevli, Turkish filmmaker & GSC Fellow November 17, 2010

IDP 320 Global Learning Seminar: Women’s Health in India with Dr. Leslie Jaffe, Director of Health Services, Onawa LaBelle ‘AC, Anna Valentine ‘11 & Ryan Rasdall ‘11 March 21, 2011

The Reality of Life in Mexico Today With Elizabeth Bohorquez, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla February 9, 2011

Building the Future: Your Role in Creating Opportunities for Refugee Youth With Luma Mufleh, Founder of the Fugees Family March 23, 2011

Muslim Women Reforming Islam With Irshad Manji, Director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU & GSC Fellow February 15, 2011

Global Salon with Paula Giddings, E. A. Woodson 1922 Prof of Afro-American Studies & Editor of Meridian: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism March 31, 2011

The US & International Human Rights With Jameel Jaffer, Director of the National Security Project at ACLU & Woodrow Wilson Fellow February 24, 2011

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WHAW (What is Happening Around the World) This weekly lunchtime forum addresses an event or topic of major international significance, led by Smith faculty members and moderated by a Smith student. The Arab Domino Effect with Donna Divine, Government, Greg White, Government, & Nadya Sbaiti, History Moderator Dahna Black ‘13 February 9, 2011

The Girl Effect: Celebrating a Century of International Women’s Activism with Susie Bourque, Government & Project on Women and Social Change & Lisa Armstrong. Study of Women and Gender) Moderator Samara Ragaven ‘12 March 9, 2011

Déjà vu Anyone? Regime Change in Egypt and the Blunder of US Foreign Policy with Brent Durbin, Government & Irshad Manji, GSC Fellow Moderator Ariel Gregory ‘11 February 16, 2011

Hope for Japan: A Student Discussion on How to Help With Atsuko Takahashi, East Asian Languages, & students from Hope for Japan March 30, 2011

Beyond Wisconsin: Labor in the New Global Age with Rick Fantasia, Sociology & Roger Kaufman, Economics Moderator Ella Hartenian ‘11 March 2, 2011

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Supported Events The GSC co-sponsored many campus events across disciplines and departments. Religious Tolerance and Women’s Rights in Northeast Africa Lecture by Helen Kinfe, Activist, from Eritrea, Horn of Africa Organized by Anthropology & African Studies September 21, 2010

Genocide and Its Aftermath in Rwanda Lecture by Alice Gatebuke, Tutsi survivor Organized by African Studies & Global South Development Studies February 28, 2011 L’Autre Cote de la Mer Film screening & discussion with Dominique Cabrera, Franco-Algerian filmmaker Organized by French Studies March 2, 2011

Dimming Prospects for Peace in Sudan: Darfur & the Southern Referenda Lecture by Eric Reeves, English Language & Literature Organized by SmithSTAND December 19, 2010

A Euro-Egyptian Murder Mystery: Media Sensation and the Making of Moral Order in 1920s Egypt Lecture by Shaun Lopez, University of Washington Organized by History & Middle East Studies February 3, 2011

Pioneering Women Tackle the Seven Summits Lecture by the Everest Women 7 Summits EcoAction women team from Nepal Organized by Sports Studies & Project on Women & Social Change February 7, 2011

Spinning the Garments of the Gods: Women’s Religious Weaving in the Ancient Near East Lecture by Susan Ackerman, Dartmouth College Organized by Religion & Jewish Studies March 3, 2011

We Were Ready to Turn the World Upside down: Radical Feminism and Jewish Women Lecture by Joyce Antler, Brandeis University Organized by Religion & Jewish Studies February 10, 2011

Do It Anyway: Activism After Smith Presentation by Courtney Martin, author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists Organized by the Center for Work and Life April 13, 2011

Technology: Fueling Sexual Violence in the Congo Lecture organized by SmithSTAND February21, 2011 The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo Film screening organized by SmithSTAND February 23, 2011

The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism 1860-1914 Lecture by Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, Northeastern University Organized by History& Middle East Studies March 30, 2011

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: A Spanish Student Writes about Smith in the 1920s Lecture by Santiago Lopez-Rios, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Organized by Spanish & Portuguese February 25, 2011

The New Nexus of Power between the Political and Economic Elites in the Arab World Lecture by Bassam Haddad, Georgetown University Organized by History & Middle East Studies April 4, 2011

Slam Poet Omekongo Poetry reading by Omekongo Luhakle Wa dibinga, Congolese-American poet & hip-hop artist Organized by Smith STAND & Poetry Center February 26, 2011

The Poverty Cycle in the Third World: Spotlight on Africa & the Caribbean Pan-Africa Conference organized by Smith African Caribbean Students‘ Association April 16, 2011

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Academic Initiatives Global Engagement Seminars These intensive, credit-bearing seminars are taught off-campus, followed by a required internship or service learning experience. Jerusalem Explores Jerusalem as a contested sacred and political space. Topics: centrality of the city in the holy texts of three monotheistic religions; representations of Jerusalem in Hebrew, Arabic and Western literature and film; archeology and the built landscape as a prism through which to understand the complicated layering of urban history; the importance of the city in contemporary Israeli and Palestinian national identity. Professors: Justin Cammy (Jewish Studies), Donna Divine (Government), Suleiman Mourad (Religion) Costa Rica at a Crossroads: Examination of Globalization and Sustainability Costa Rica is held as a model of sustainability and eco-friendly development, with legislation and regulation integral to its success. Yet, globalization is stressing the delicate balance between development and environmental sustainability. This course examines how Costa Rica‘s biodiversity, climate, history and politics relate to its changing economies, resource use, conservation practices, and environmental protection. Professors: Gary Lehring (Government), Amy Rhodes (Geosciences)

Living and working in the cloud forest of Santa Elena is an experience that is etched into my mind and heart forever.‌ I am grateful to now have a broader perspective on the world. Thank you Costa Rica, especially Monteverde, for refining me as a person, I am certainly not the same woman I was three months ago!! GES Costa Rica Blog http://sophia.smith.edu/blog/costaricages/

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Global Outreach Course Enhancement Grants The Global Studies Center provides faculty development grants intended to enrich the curricular offerings of the college with global perspectives. The initial Call for Proposals, issued in the spring of 2011, invited proposals from faculty to revise existing courses in ways that would create links between courses taught at Smith and similar courses taught on international campuses. 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 four three to-four times throughout the semester. The awards provided a $1000 stipend for the Smith faculty (in the case of a course taught by two faculty, the stipend is $750 for each). A modest travel fund to cover expenses for collaborating faculty to arrange one institutional visit (either in the US or host country) was also made available. Awards made in 2011 for curricular development in 2011-12 were made to the following faculty: Biological Rhythms Prof. Mary Harrington (Psychology) Partner: Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina.

Elections in the Political Order Prof. Howard Gold (Government) Partner: US University (TBA). Methods of Instruction Prof. Andy Wood(Education), Partner: Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Making of the Modern Middle East Prof. Nadya Sbaiti (History) Partner: American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Speaking with the French Prof. Cristiane Mitral (French) Partner: Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco.

Global Stride Fellows Each year, the Smith College Office of Admission selects some of its finest incoming first-year students and offers them the opportunity to become STRIDE (Student Research in Departments) Fellows. In 2008-09, Smith College launched the Global STRIDE program, offering Global STRIDE Fellows a unique opportunity to combine two years of their Stride research stipend and apply it to study abroad or to an intensive language program during the summer between their first and second year at Smith. 2010-11 Global STRIDE Fellows ZoĂŤ Falk, Adrienne Horne, Marichuy Gomez, Chelsea Villareal, Kimberly Fong, Katie Paulson-Smith

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International Students For the 2010-11 academic year, Smith College welcomed 248 international students from 62 different countries. Afghanistan (2)

Guinea (1)

Paraguay (1)

Albania (1)

Honduras (2)

Republic of Singapore (2)

Austria (1)

Hungary (1)

Romania (2)

Bahamas (1)

India (13)

Russia (1)

Bangladesh (4)

Indonesia (1)

Serbia (1)

Belgium (1)

Iraq (1)

South Africa (2)

Bolivia (1)

Italy (1)

South Korea (29)

Botswana (1)

Japan (2)

Spain (2)

Bulgaria (3)

Jordan (1)

Sri Lanka (1)

Canada (14)

Kenya (5)

St. Vincent and Grenadines

China (77)

Kyrgyzstan (1)

(1)

Costa Rica (1)

Macedonia (1)

Sweden (2)

Croatia (1)

Malaysia (2)

Switzerland (1)

El Salvador (1)

Mauritius (2)

Thailand (3)

England (1)

Moldova (2)

Uganda (1)

Ethiopia (1)

Mongolia (1)

United Kingdom (3)

France (5)

Morocco (1)

Uruguay (1)

Georgia (2)

Myanmar (3)

Venezuela (1)

Germany (6)

Nepal (4)

Vietnam (5)

Ghana (4)

Nigeria (2)

Zambia (1)

Greece (2)

Pakistan (8)

Zimbabwe (3)

Countries of citizenship 1%

1%

Asia

9%

Europe

10% 15%

Africa 64%

Americas

Middle East Oceania

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American Studies Diploma Program The Diploma Program in American Studies is a competitive one-year, certificate program for international students who wish to explore the field of American Studies. Students take a full course load throughout the entire academic year and, in addition, conceive and complete a significant research project in an appropriate field of study. In keeping with the tradition of wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research in American Studies, Diploma students arrive at Smith with a diverse array of scholarly interests -- in history, literature, music, the visual arts, and the social sciences -- and work together to fashion an extraordinarily vibrant and creative intellectual community. 2010-11 Diploma students Lise Smout, Belgium Anne-Catherine Berrut-Marechaud, Switzerland Andrea Clausen, Germany Julie Ramage, France Simona Aniello, Italy Géraldine Babin, France Sergio Bernal Castañeda, Spain Saara Bouhouche, France Marie Charon, France Hanna Goetze, Germany Saori Ono, Japan

[Lise Smout] has come to appreciate the diversity of Smith and loves how people appreciate the thoughts of others even when they are very different. An Interview with AMS student Lise Smout, of Leuven, Belgium By Zoë Falk '14, Global Stride Fellow

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International Study Nearly half of all Smith students study abroad, participating in Smith Junior Year Abroad (JYA) programs in Geneva, Hamburg, Paris, and Florence; Smith consortium programs in Madurai, India; Puebla, Mexico; Cordoba, Spain; and Kyoto, Japan; or one of 123 other programs approved for Smith credit. During the 2010-11 academic year, 261 Smith College students studied abroad in 42 countries. Argentina (8)

Germany (8)

Peru (3)

Australia (8)

Ghana (1)

Portugal (4)

Austria (3)

Greece (4)

Russia (5)

Bolivia (1)

India (3)

Samoa (1)

Brazil (7)

Ireland (5)

Scotland (8)

Chile (1)

Italy (12)

South Africa (5)

China (4)

Japan (9)

South Korea (1)

Costa Rica (2)

Jordan (1)

Spain (25)

Czech Republic (4)

Kenya (5)

Switzerland (27)

Denmark (17)

Madagascar (2)

Tanzania (1)

Ecuador (5)

Mexico (7)

Turkey (1)

Egypt (2)

Mongolia (1)

Turks and Caicos (1)

England (43)

Netherlands (1)

Vietnam (1)

France (17)

New Zealand (4)

Wales (1)

One of the most important aspects of Italian culture is family life. As a student living abroad in Florence for a year, my home stay has been a window onto the life of real Italians. It’s my favorite aspect of the Junior Year Abroad program. By Leda Grossman ’12 (“My Florentine Family”, Grecourt Gate)

Study abroad by region

6%

5% Europe

8%

Americas 13% 68%

Asia and Middle East Africa

Study abroad programs by type

Approved programs

13% 24%

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Smith JYA programs 63%


International Experience Grants (IEG) Each year, Smith awards grants to assist students with international experiences such as research, study, or service learning opportunities that take place during the summer or January term. In 2010-2011, 69 students were awarded a total of $108,030 for programs and projects in 31 different countries. Argentina (1)

El Salvador (2)

Kenya (4)

Belize (1)

England (5)

Mexico (3)

Brazil (1)

France (2)

Morocco (2)

Cambodia (3)

Germany (4)

Nepal (1)

Canada (3)

Ghana (3)

New Zealand (2)

China (2)

India (9)

Scotland (1)

Costa Rica (1)

Ireland (3)

Spain (1)

Czech Republic (1)

Israel (4)

Tanzania (1)

Dominican Republic (1)

Italy (3)

Uganda (2)

Egypt (1)

Japan (1)

Zambia (1)

IEG by region

3%

Europe

6% 19%

“By the time I left, I was in good shape, physically and mentally. And especially, I learned how to make the best of, and see the good in, any situation.” Archaeological excavation in Jordan funded by Praxis internship program and an international experience grant; Rawan Mustafa ’11, Grecourt Gate)

Asia

29%

Africa 20%

23%

IEG by type 10%

3% Stud y

14% 19%

54%

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Volu nteer


Global Studies Center Budget 2010 - 2011 Account

Account Title

2010-2011 Budget

2010 - 2011 Actual

Difference

58845

Reimbursement of Expense

$- 0

$1,178

$(1,178)

61300 61302 61800 61900 69100

Administrative Support Admin Support - Overtime Student Stipend Benefits Payroll and stipend total

$35,778 $- 0 $5,000 $7,500 $13,861 $62,139

$23,824 $1,139 $544 $5,000 $9,494 $40,001

$11,954 $(1,139) $4,456 $2,500 $4,367 $22,138

70950

Student Organization Transsfer Honoraria/cosponsorship Student Stipends Video Production Services - Maintenance Service - Temp Employ Agency Supplies - Office Supplies - Gifts Central Services Per-Copy Charge Publications Film Rental Travel - Domestic Travel - Foreign Travel - Conferences Travel - Visitors Travel - Research Lodging - Guests Off Campus Entertainment - General Bank Fees Lease Payment Beverages Beverage Supplies Memberships Security Catering Miscellaneous Meal Tickets - Guest Expenses Total

$100

$(100)

$3,905 $1,000 $10 $180 $208 $2,249 $40 $727 $64 $28 $291 $2,113 $4,625 $1,107 $5,079 $1,435 $852 $3,108 $- 0 $180 $922 $- 0 $- 0 $105 $5,326 $22

$95 $(1,000) $(10) $(180) $(208) $(1,249) $460 $774 $936 $472 $1,209 $(613) $375 $2,393 $822 $3,090 $1,648 $(1,608) $- 0 $(180) $(122) $200 $500 $(105) $(1,826) $1,078 $500 $7,450 $- 0 $103,164

71015 71208 71210 71252 71385 71501 71780 72001 72031 72116 72221 74001 74002 74122 74153 74402 74501 75005 75111 75023 75112 77101 77495 77140 77777 74571

Total Budget

$4,000

$1,000 $500 $1,500 $1,000 $500 $1,500 $1,500 $5,000 $3,500 $5,900 $4,525 $2,500 $1,500 $- 0 $800 $200 $500 $3,500 $1,100 $500 $41,025 $103,164

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$33,575


Global Studies Center Events 2010-2011: Estimated attendance and costs

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Organizational Structure and Responsibilities

Director Roles and Responsibilities Shared responsibilities: (involve communication and shared decision-making) Collaborate in identification of GSC themes, key events, and strategic plan Represent the GSC at key events of Smith College Development, Alumnae Association, Admissions and other College departments Develop and prepare regular GSC reports and fundraising proposals Work with GSC advisory committee in building campus-wide support and resources for center activities

Faculty co-Director responsible for organizing key events of the GSC in collaboration with academic departments on campus develop academic programs and coursework related to global studies serve as lead liaison with visiting scholars coordinate co-sponsorship of campus activities with academic departments

Dean, co-Director responsible for organizing key GSC events with international education partners and faculty responsible for budget oversight; administration of key office functions, including supervision of office staff oversight of international risk assessment and short-term travel key liaison with the Office for International Students & Scholars and American Studies Diploma program oversight of Office for International Study

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Global Studies Center Administrative Coordinator Job Description Budget Manager: administers the daily expenditure authorizations, expense tracking, and report generation as needed by the Faculty Director and Dean. Ensures timely and accurate submission of honorarium, and reimbursement requests from visiting scholars to the Controller‘s Office. Office Manager : Oversees usage and maintenance of the Global Studies Center space; works with the other Centers and Registrar to coordinate schedule for all Center and nonCenter related events. Responds in person, as well as via telephone and email, to all inquiries from faculty, staff, students, and the general public. Manages the Espresso café. Administrative Assistant: Assists the Faculty Director and Dean with event management. Manages student assistants. Attends the Center‘s Advisory Committee meetings; records and distributes minutes of each. Manages the media monitors in lounge and lobby. Provides secretarial support to the Faculty Director, including processing reimbursements, typing correspondence, and other general clerical duties. Publicity Management: Webmaster for Center‘s website. Regularly updates information on the site, monitors and assists in development of web page text. Collects information on events across the College with international or global interest and maintains the Events calendar. Works with Academic assistants to gather information of upcoming events. Works with Alumnae Office to update links to international alumnae on Webpage. Collects information and creates publicity materials for all Global Studies Center public events.

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Global Studies Center Offices and Programs Office for International Study Rebecca Hovey, Dean for International Study Lisa Johnson, Assistant Dean for International Study Ashley Krause, Administrative Coordinator (replaced by Sherry Wingfield, 2011) Sue Pouliot, Budget Assistant 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 Global Studies Center Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’69 Faculty Director Suleiman Mourad, Professor of Religion

Advisory Committee 2010-2011 Mlada Bukovansky, Associate Professor of Government (2012) Elliot Fratkin, Professor of Anthropology (2013) Chris Golé, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics (2013) Rebecca Hovey, Dean for International Study, Director Michelle Joffroy, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2012) Kim Kono, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures (2012) Gary Lehring, Associate Professor of Government (2012) Maureen Mahoney, Dean of the College (ex officio) Suleiman Mourad, Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’69 Faculty Director and Professor of Religion Hrayr Tamzarian, Associate Dean for International Students and Scholars (ex officio) Janie Vanpée, Professor of French Studies (2012) on leave 2010-2011 Helene Visentin, Associate Professor of French Studies

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Smith College Global Studies Center Annual Report 2010-2011