A Q&A with Hana Joohyun Kim '97
World Minded Spring 2017
VOL. 9, 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:
William & Mary and the Omohundro Institute are the primary U.S. Partners on a Colossal Digitization Project. For researchers, the nearly half-million royal documents housed in Windsor Castle's iconic round tower aren't quite the holy grail of archives, but they aren't far off.
The Intensive English Program (IEP) provides an educational opportunity for post-secondary students seeking to improve their English
Study abroad is a transformational experience that can and should be accessible to everyone, and yet students of ethnic and racial minority backgrounds, first-generation college students, students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and students in STEM programs have traditionally made up only a small percentage of students taking advantage of global opportunities.
Best is an example of a student with a non-traditional major proving that obstacles can be overcome!
William & Mary has a history of producing top leaders in federal, state and military agencies —Bob Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 and Ellen Stofan ’83, to name a couple — and a new track within the Master of Public Policy Program aims to build upon that legacy.
Known as a leader in the global effort to seek reparations from European slave-trading nations, Hilary Beckles delivered the 2016 George Tayloe Ross Address on International Peace on Jan. 24.
Neil Norman found the tools when he and Bruce Larson were walking down the local wadi, a usually dry watercourse that hadn't moved much in a long, long time.
Layla Abi-Falah and six other William & Mary students found themselves in the middle of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Morss Hall, surrounded by some of the world’s greatest students, entrepreneurs, innovators, development experts and field practitioners.
The line of people standing before Francie Cate-Arries seemed, to her, immeasurably long last June. She sat on a bench under a tree, voice recorder in hand.
Claire Pamment, Assistant Professor of world theatre at William & Mary, believes theatre can change lives. "It's cliche but I really do believe that it can," she said. "It has the power to open up people's hearts, minds and bodies to new ways of thinking, feeling and being in the world."
"We need innovative thinkers in the government who will not only grapple with the issues, but fight to convince Congress and the American public about the need to invest in public diplomacy programs."
On October 27, 2016, the Reves Center sponsored a rare experience on campus: a traditional Japanese tea ceremony conducted by a renowned tea master and his students.
Professor Fredric Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT), a joint project of William & Mary Law School and the National Center for State Courts, recently attended the fall 2016 International Judicial Symposium in Korea held by the Supreme Court of Korea.
Photos and illustrations illuminating the lives of Buffalo soldiers during the Philippine-American war are currently on display in Swem Library's Botetourt Gallery as part of an exhibit organized by the William & Mary Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies Program. "Hidden Virginia History: The Connection Between the Buffalo Soldiers and the Philippines" will be on display until May 15, 2017.