Mroz Global Leadership Inaugural Convening

The Mroz Global Leadership Institute held its Inaugural Convening in March 2022. More than 60 domestic and international guests came to the College of Charleston for two full days of talks and panel discussions on the topics of leadership, diplomacy, and international security. The Inaugural Convening was an opportunity to celebrate the world-wide impact of the EastWest Institute over its 40-year history and the launch of the Mroz Institute and its vision of preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders.

During two days of the Convening, we organized 2 keynote addresses, 2 featured talks, 5 breakout sessions, and 5 roundtable discussions. The Convening was a highlight of the spring semester attended by Mayor Tecklenburg, CofC President Hsu, Provost Austin, Hilton and Catherin Smith, LCWA board members, many faculty members, students, and members of the Charleston community. We hosted sixteen speakers, including five CofC faculty members, who shared their insight on migration, covid and climate change, global governance, the challenges of democratic governance and the threat of authoritarianism, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Convening was very impactful on campus, as each panel or talk was attended by 85-110 guests and one panel discussion had standing room only with about 190 in attendance. We offered an remote opportunity to attend panels to our guests, who connected from Armenia, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Serbia, and many US states.

We hosted the leaders of affiliate organizations– David Firestein from the Bush-China Foundation, Brian Finlay and Bruce McConnel from the Stimson Center, and Anneleen Roggeman for a panel discussion. These organizations, along with the Mroz Institute, continue the legacy of John Edwin Mroz and the EastWest Institute. Among the speakers were world renowned experts on leadership, executive coaches, leaders of non-profit organizations, think-tanks, and international organizations. The highlights of the convening were the keynote addresses by Marshall Goldsmith, best-selling author of books on leadership and mentorship and Rose Gottemoeller, former Deputy Secretary-General of NATO.

6th German-American Business Summit

 

Don’t forget that next Tuesday, March 29th is the 6th annual German-American Business Summit!

Find all the details, sponsors, and events throughout the day on the 6th German American Business Summit website. 

 

 


9:30am
Welcome: Morgan Koerner, Chair of the German and Russian Studies program

Introduction: Knudt Flor, Senior Vice President for Innovation and Industry Engagement and Professor of the Practice at CofC.


9:45am
Panel Discussion: Soft Skills, Global Impacts: Communication and Intercultural Competence in German-American Industry. Moderator: Professor Stephen Della Lana, Senior Instructor of German and Director of the CofC Cultural Vistas Summer Internship in Germany Program

Panelists:
Jamila Anderson, Communications Specialist, Mercedes-Benz Vans
Bertina Brase, German-American Recruitment Specialist with Q-Works Group.
Daniel Schlegel, Vice President of Customer Service, KION North America
J. Kevin Smith, CFO at Eugen Wexler US Plastics Inc.


10:45am
Coffee and Networking Break


11:30am
Introduction: Dr. Sebastian van Delden, Dean, School of Sciences and Math

Keynote Address:Resilience and Flexibility in the Supply Chain in a Volatile Market “given by Oliver Haase, Senior Vice President for Purchasing and Supplier Network Americas, BMW.


1:00pm-4:00pm
Job Fair in TD Arena


4:30pm
Networking Reception in the President’s Garden, 6 Glebe Street

Mroz Institute Inaugural Convening “Leadership & Diplomacy”

You’ve likely heard already, but we have a major LCWA event this month!

The Inaugural Convening for the John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute will be held March 20-22, 2022.

  • Monday, March 21 will focus on leadership and we have four of the top CEO executive coaches as presenters (Marshall Goldsmith, John Izzo, David Allen, and Randa Fahmy). Also included are Stephen Heintz (CEO of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund) and Jonathan Fanton (past president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences).
  • Tuesday, March 22 will focus on international affairs and global challenges and close with a keynote address by Rose Gottemoeller, former deputy secretary of NATO and the lead negotiator of the nuclear arms control treaty with Russia (New START).

But it’s not just about the speakers. There will also be about 50-60 highly connected internationalists with interests covering all regions coming to campus.


There is no registration needed for in-person attendance and we encourage in-person participation. For those who won’t be able to attend events in person, we have a webinar option. Most events will be live-streamed. Breakout sessions that are not live-streamed will be recorded and made available for viewing shortly after the convening.

You can register for both days of live-streaming here: shorturl.at/ouLWX.

After registration, you will receive in your email the zoom link and the passcode, which will be valid for live-streaming of all events on both days. You just need to follow the program.


To see a full list of the events check out the website mrozinstitute.cofc.edu

 

Recording of World Affairs Colloquium with Dr. Karen Donfried

Did you miss out on the Mroz Institute LCWA World Affairs Colloquium with Dr. Karen Donfried on March 11th?

Don’t worry you can watch it below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Charting a New Course for Transatlantic Cooperation.” 

Mroz Institute LCWA World Affairs Colloquium with Dr. Karen Donfried

Please join us for the next in our Colloquium series on Thursday, March 11 at 7pm. Dr. Donfried is president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and will present on “Charting a New Course for Transatlantic Cooperation.”

This event will be presented via Zoom, and registration is required. By clicking on this link or opening the attached flyer, you can register for the presentation. Please feel free to share this widely, but be sure to include the attachment to this email, which has the registration link. We look forward to seeing you then!

Dr. Karen Donfried is president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening transatlantic cooperation through policy analysis, fellowships for next generation leaders, and support for civil society.

Before assuming her current role in April 2014, Donfried was the special assistant to the president and senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council at the White House. In that capacity, she was the president’s principal advisor on Europe and led the interagency process on the development and implementation of the president’s European policies. Prior to the White House, Donfried served as the national intelligence officer (NIO) for Europe on the National Intelligence Council, the intelligence community’s center for strategic thinking. As NIO, she directed and drafted strategic analysis to advance senior policymakers’ understanding of Europe.

Donfried has a PhD and MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Magister from the University of Munich, Germany. She holds a bachelor’s in government and German from Wesleyan University.

Mroz Institute LCWA World Affairs Colloquium with General Ben Hodges

Did you miss out on the Mroz Institute LCWA World Affairs Colloquium on February 11th?

Don’t worry you can watch it below!

 

 

 

 

 

General Ben Hodges: “Europe, NATO, and the Biden Administration: What Lies Ahead?”

Mroz Institute LCWA World Affairs Colloquium with General Ben Hodges

We invite you to join the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs Thursday, February 11 at 7:00pm for the presentation, “Europe, NATO, and the Biden Administration: What Lies Ahead?” by General Hodges.

Click the link to join the Microsoft Teams Live Event, https://bit.ly/2O9NS2h

Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He joined CEPA in February 2018.
After his first assignment as an Infantry Lieutenant in Garlstedt, Germany, he commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels in the 101st Airborne Division, including Command of the First Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” of the 101st Airborne Division in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2003-2004). His other operational assignments include Chief of Operations for Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2005-2006) and Director of Operations, Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan (2009-2010).
General Hodges has also served in a variety of Joint and Army Staff positions to include Tactics Instructor; Chief of Plans, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps; Director of the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff; Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army; and Commander, NATO Allied Land Command (İzmir, Turkey). His last military assignment was as Commanding General, United States Army Europe (Wiesbaden, Germany) from 2014 to 2017. He retired from the U.S. Army in January 2018.

This event will be recorded and available following the presentation on our website Mroz Institute LCWA World Affairs Colloquium.

CofC’s M.Ed. in Languages Program share their first-ever newsletter

The M.Ed. in Languages Program at the College of Charleston is pleased to share their first-ever newsletter with you!

They’re hoping to be able to produce regular newsletters to share information about the ESOL and Spanish graduate programs twice yearly. If you have news or updates to contribute, please let them know! You may contact

Emily S. Beck, Ph.D.
Director, M.Ed. in Languages (ESOL and Spanish)
Director, ESOL Certificate Program
becke@cofc.edu.

They would also like to thank all who contributed to the newsletter and a special thanks to the graduate assistant, Tolly Stewart, for all her hard work in bringing this to fruition.

LCWA COMPASS Newsletter Spring 2021

That’s right, the Spring 2021 LCWA COMPASS Newsletter is out now! Check it out the highlights in LCWA this semester.

 

The International Lab

Don’t forget about LCWA’s new International Lab!

The International Lab (JC Long 401B) has been a long time coming but you will find that it was worth the wait. It is a great teaching space with high-end functionality. The investment and ingenuity in the Lab is evident – cutting edge acoustics with easy remote capability.