A Q&A with Harshad Daswani ’98 Director, The Beach Company and Partner, Fountainhead Exports
World Minded Spring 2018
VOL. 10, NO. 2
Established in 1989, the Reves Center for International Studies is today one of the premier centers for globalization in U.S. higher education. Its mission is to support and promote the internationalization of learning, teaching, research and community involvement at William & Mary through programs for education abroad, international students and scholars, and global engagement across the university.William & Mary is the number one public university for undergraduate study abroad participation, with over 50 percent of the university’s undergraduates studying outside the U.S. before graduation.
This year, more than 1,000 international students and scholars from nearly 70 countries have come to William & Mary. And the Reves Center encourages and assists numerous international strategic initiatives across the university, including the William & Mary Confucius Institute, which offers Chinese language and cultural activities to the campus and community, and the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations, co-sponsored by the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, which supports faculty and student collaborations to find solutions to pressing global problems.
Read select stories from World Minded:
The William & Mary Global Film Festival (GFF) marked its eleventh year this past February with four days of films, special guests, workshops, and receptions in the historic Kimball Theatre
The collaboration between W&M and local Bosnian non-profits has since developed into a unique international service opportunity for W&M students interested in making a difference in the world while learning about a culture in-depth and up close.
Whatever inspires or compels a student to take on that challenge of the unfamiliar is no more important than any other. But this is a tale of a student with an impetus all her own for traveling to Athens the summer of 2017.
A Conversation with Dania Matos and Eva Wong
Findings portend benefits in restoration and aquaculture
AidData, a research lab at William & Mary’s Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations, has received $2.95 million in funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development to support an open geospatial data center in the country of Côte d’Ivoire.
Jim Hixon J.D. ‘79, M.L.T. ‘80 and daughter, Kate Hixon ’08, have given $1.8 million to support international scholarships at William & Mary — the first gift to fully fund the education of international students at the university.
The Kraemer Middle East Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence was established with a generous gift from Carole A. and Richard C. Kraemer ’65. It is offered yearly, and provides the opportunity for a scholar specializing in Islamic law and governance to share their expertise with the William & Mary community, hosted by the Reves Center and the Law School’s Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding.