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World Minded Fall 2016

VOL. 9, NO.1

View the full publication on issuu.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.

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 the stories of World Minded:
From Solar Lights to Soccer

Honors thesis research in Liberia sparked one alum's journey towards creating change on a Monrovian soccer pitch.

Keabra OpongBrown
In First Person

Keabra OpongBrown ’16 was a student in W&M’s semester program in La Plata, Argentina in 2015. OpongBrown shares what she observed, as well as advice to future students.

Camino de Santiago
A New Curriculum Transforms a Familiar Path

Since the 9th Century A.D., countless pilgrims from all over the world have traveled the Camino de Santiago, a network of routes that terminate at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain. A group of William & Mary students and faculty traveled the Camino this past summer, and while it isn’t the first time W&M has sponsored a pilgrimage, this 2016 journey was different.

Matt Ribar: International Relations Scholar

A student of the Joint Degree Programme between William & Mary and the University of St Andrews, this undergrad's commitment to research produced a rather noteworthy result.

UN Peacekeepers
William & Mary Visited by 27 UN Peacekeepers from Africa

The Wren Building gets its share of diverse visitors on a daily basis, but over the summer, one tour included a unique group of guests: 27 senior officers from 10 African nations, including Cameroon, Chad and the Ivory Coast, who serve as police on United Nations peacekeeping missions.

VIMS Professor Wins International Recognition

Professor Elizabeth Canuel of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science was awarded the honorary title of Geochemical Fellow at the annual Goldschmidt Conference recently held in Yokohama, Japan. Canuel is the first VIMS scientist to receive this international distinction.

Warren Heads to Europe with Fulbright Fellowship to Create Tools for Peace

Christie Warren’s expertise in comparative and international law has taken her to more than 50 developing and post-conflict countries over the past two decades. Beginning this September, it will take her to Florence, Italy, where she will serve as the 2016-17 Fulbright-Schuman Chair at the European University Institute.