Tuesday, October 18




news from the office of international education

Next Tuesday: A Lecture by Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy

On Tuesday, Oct. 25 join the Office of International Education and the Department of Political Science for a lecture by Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for Democracy.

The National Endowment for Democracy is an institution with the mission "to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts." The theme of Gershman's lecture will be "Youth and Civil Society--Defending Democracy Worldwide."

Gershman lead the launch for the World Movement for Democracy in New Delhi in 1999 and was the U.S. Representative to the United Nation's Third Committee to address human rights issues. He has served as lead consultant in the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America, and as the Executive Director of Social Democrats, U.S.A. Gershman has been published in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times Magazine. Read more about Carl Gershman's extensive accomplishments.


This lecture will be held Tuesday, October 25th at 4 p.m. in David Straz Hall 105. Students are encouraged to attend. The event is open to the public and admission is free!

Oct. 27 and 28: What Was Achieved? Migration, Impunity and Social Justice after the Peace Accords in El Salvador and Guatemala

Join us on October 27-28, 2016 for a comparative symposium to discuss progress since the signing of the Peace Accords in Guatemala and El Salvador in 1996. Topics will include migration, impunity and social justice.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, a panel will discuss first-hand experiences from both El Salvador and Guatemala before and in the wake of the Peace Accords. El Salvador's Peace Accords were signed in 1992 and successfully demilitarized the country. Guatemala's Peace Accords were signed in 1996 and were never implemented.

On Friday Oct. 28, attendees will have the opportunity to partake in open conversation with our invited speakers which include professors, activists, journalists and more. Click here for their full bios.


The events are free and open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend. For more information, click here.



Twenty-five Year Partnership with the University of Antwerp

Marquette's faculty-led summer study abroad session in Antwerp, Belgium celebrates its 25th anniversary.

This summer Joseph Terrian, assistant dean of undergraduate programs for Marquette’s College of Business Administration, led a group of Marquette students to Antwerp, Belgium for the 25th time. The three-week study abroad program began in 1992 and continues to promote cross-cultural understanding of business concepts through coursework, corporate visits and excursions.

The success of the program is largely due to the strong relationship developed with the University of Antwerp, where students attend class. To date, 868 students have participated in the program. To celebrate the anniversary, the University of Antwerp planned a special surprise celebration.

Terrian and the 24 students were taken by train through Antwerp to the town hall. There, a reception was attended by a deputy public affairs officer from the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Antwerp’s vice mayor, local business representatives involved with the program and faculty and staff from the University of Antwerp. Dr. Liliane Van Hoof, director the program at the University of Antwerp, coordinated the event with help from the Ibis Hotel where participants stay. At the ceremony Van Hoof presented Marquette with a commemorative plaque.

“They recognized Marquette and the University of Antwerp for 25 years of a great partner relationship with the hope that it continues,” said Terrian.

The partnership enables program participants to learn about the European economy and business environment from faculty at the University of Antwerp. Students study a variety of subjects, including business, economic, social and cultural ramifications of the European Economic and Monetary Union. Topics have included the economic outlook in Europe, cross cultural management, sales management in Europe and internationalization strategies. In past years students have visited local businesses, including KBC Bank and a Nike distribution center. Continue reading.


Marquette Partner Schools Make List of Top 50 Universities in Latin America World University Rankings

Marquette is proud to hold partnerships with two universities ranked in The Times Higher Education top 50 universities in Latin America World University Rankings list!

PUC-Chile, ranked third, is a great fit for students with advanced Spanish language skills looking for an immersion experience at a Latin American university. Students engage in coursework with Chilean students at PUC and also have the opportunity to participate in an optional service learning course at a nearby Jesuit institution, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH). PUC-Rio, ranked sixth, offers many service opportunities enabling students to experience different parts of Brazilian society.

Brazil is home to the most universities per country on the list with 23 universities, including top-ranked University of Sao Paulo. Chile is home to 11 of the 50 universities, and eight universities are located in Mexico. This is also the first time Venezuela, Costa Rica and Peru have made the Times Higher Education World University Rankings list. Click here for the full rankings list.


Visit our website for more information on program specifics.


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