Office of Global Engagement

The University of Mississippi – Office of Global Engagement


 Wed. Nov. 11  5:00pm-5:30pm  Reception prior to Lecture  Bryant Hall
 5:30pm – 6:30pm Rochon Lecture, “Global Education & Diversity in US Higher Education” (click for pdf) Bryant Hall,
Room 209
 Thur. Nov. 12  All Day Aramark International Menu  Rebel Market
 11:00am-2:00pm Food Fair, “International Eats” Rebel Market
 6:00pm-9:00pm Expo/Showcase Overby Center
 Fri. Nov. 13  11:00am-3:00pm Study Abroad Photo Contest Martindale
 7:30pm African Cultural Dance Ensemble, “Diversity through Internationalization”

(Link to YouTube video)

 Nutt Auditorium
 Sat. Nov. 14 7:30am –9:30am 5k Fun Run UM Campus

Rochon Lecture, “Global Education & Diversity in US Higher Education”

LECTURER: Dr. Gilbert Rochon, Former President of Tuskegee University

The history and current status of global education and of diversity within American Higher Educational institutions are reviewed, together with selected exemplars of best practices, drawn from both domestic and international institutions of higher learning. An overview is presented as relates to governmental, multi-lateral and non-government organizations (NGO’s), whose programs explicitly promote and enable global education and/or academic diversity. Ultimately, given projected demographic and ecological changes, the actuality of globalization, the ubiquity of facilitating emerging technologies and a growing enlightenment with respect to the unsustainability of escalating global income disparities, the case is made that an expansion of both global education and of diversity is beneficial, ineluctable and necessitated. Resolution of complex and seemingly intractable problems, such as mitigation of biogenic and anthropogenic disasters, of pandemics and of armed conflict, increasingly demand interdisciplinary globally collaborative scholars, who are astutely diplomatic and culturally respectful.






International Education Week 2014