An introduction by Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center for International Studies
World Minded Spring 2021
VOL. 13, NO 1
Established in 1989, the Reves Center for International Studies is today one of the premier centers of its kind 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 almost 60 percent of the university’s undergraduates studying outside the U.S. before graduation. More than 1,200 international students, scholars and their families from nearly 70 countries have come to William & Mary. And the Reves Center encourages and assists numerous international strategic initiatives across the university, the Global Research Institute, which supports faculty and student collaborations to find solutions to pressing global problems.
Read selected stories from this issue of World Minded:
The 2021 W&M Global Film Festival featured a hybrid in-person/virtual format to comply with state and local COVID-19 safety recommendations. Programs were available online and in two outdoor venues.
An alumnus creates an opportunity for W&M students in Geneva.
As GRI advances critical, policy-relevant projects, its researchers unite in pursuit of shared goals—even when they might bring different perspectives or experience to their roles. Such was the case at GRI’s Global Cities and Digital Democracies Initiative.
Sarina Faizy LL.M. ’21 is by any and all accounts an extraordinary woman. A leading international spokesperson and advocate for women’s rights and peace in Afghanistan, Faizy was born after in 1997, three years after the Taliban established its rule in her native Kandahar.
NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in cooperation with King’s College London and William & Mary hosted on April 16th, 2021, the virtual ‘NATO Cyber Defence: A Decade of Opportunities and Challenges’, the official sideline event of the NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference 2021.
At 4:00pm, on Friday, January 15, 2021, approximately 50 members of the William & Mary and nearby communities gathered via Zoom to bid farewell to visiting scholar Deliang Wang.
A conversation with Reves Center staff members Emily Bailey, Assistant Director for Immigration Services, and Zabrina Williams, Immigration Services Coordinator/Advisor.
A Q&A with Dr. Ralf Hannappel M.S. ‘86