LCWA is pleased to announce that effective immediately Brian Rowe will become the development officer assigned to the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs. Many of you know Brian, since he has already been providing support for LCWA fund raising projects. Now in his third year at the College of Charleston, Brian previously served as a Leadership Gift Officer on the Annual Giving Team and was aligned closely with LCWA and the School of Sciences and Mathematics. He has worked in non-profit fundraising for nearly 20 years having served organizations in Virginia, New Hampshire, Maryland, and South Carolina. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Charleston (WV) and an M.F.A. in Theatre Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Hailing from a small town in rural Ohio, Brian now lives in West Ashley with his wife Megan, who is the College’s Director of Campus Housing, and Sage the Cat, who is the best cat in the world. Join me in welcoming Brian to the LCWA team.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 7 at 7pm, when Lisa Carty, Director of the U.S. Liaison Office of UNAIDS is our speaker for the Mroz Institute LCWA World Affairs Colloquium series. The event requires registration at this link. We look forward to having you join us for this most timely presentation, “ Global Health and the U.S. Role.”
Lisa Carty is Director for Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization with the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. She has worked for more than three decades on a variety of international affairs and humanitarian issues. Ms. Carty has had leadership roles in both the public and non-profit sectors including twenty five years as a diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service with overseas assignments in Asia, the Middle East and Russia. Her United Nations career has included work with the UN Relief Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as well as positions with the Joint United Nations Program on AIDS. Earlier in her career, Ms. Carty helped lead the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program and was a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
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.
Check out the College TODAY’s article: “Casa Hispana Residents Study Abroad Without Leaving Campus”
Excerpt from the College TODAY, “Since the last German-American Business Summit (GABS) in February of 2020 a lot has happened at the College of Charleston, and we’re not just talking about the pandemic. Last fall, the College began offering its first-ever major in engineering – systems engineering – with some of the 200-plus German companies in the Palmetto state helping to design the curriculum.
Not surprisingly, those two topics will be front and center at the fifth annual conference on Feb. 4, 2021, held virtually from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. CofC’s German program; the School of Languages Cultures, and World Affairs; the Career Center; and the School of Business will put on the summit in partnership with The Citadel and Trident Technical College.
“This year we are pivoting to a virtual event and are looking forward to the chance to cast a wider net in terms of audience participants, as well as panelists, who will join us from locations throughout the U.S. and in Germany,” says Morgan Koerner, the chair of the Department of German and Russian Studies who founded the event.”
Read the full article CofC to Host Virtual German-American Business Summit.
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
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.