Religious Studies Alumni Spotlight Series

The CofC Department of Religious Studies is hosting an Alumni Spotlight Series on Monday, April 3rd, at 3:30 in JWST 233.

This event will feature Class of 2018 Honors Alumni Madeline Leibin and focus on “Organizing & Lawyering for Religious Pluralism.

Come out and listen to Madeline reflect on her journey from an undergraduate at CofC, to a conflict resolution worker in Israel, to a law school student at NYU.

All students are welcome to attend!

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session

Through its variety of grants, the Fulbright program offers students the opportunity to work, study, and live in another country for up to one year after graduation in one of the over 140 Fulbright partner countries.

A Fulbright can be a great way to begin graduate study, continue research, or pursue a meaningful gap year experience. Students pursuing a Fulbright must have completed their undergraduate degree by the start of the Fulbright grant period and select one of the opportunities listed below:

English Teaching Assistantship: Teach English to students ranging in age from pre-k to college while engaging with the local community.

Open Study: Pursue a master’s degree in one of the many available one-year degree programs, including through a number of field-specific grants.

Open Research: Propose a year-long research project on the topic of your choice in any of the Fulbright countries or pursue one of the field-specific grants in the Arts, Business, or STEM fields.

To learn more about the Fulbright program and the unique opportunities it provides, attend our upcoming info session on March 22nd in Maybank Room 103, from 3-4 PM.

Click here to RSVP for the event. If you cannot attend or have further questions, please contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at

A Conversation with the Poet Sam Zamrik

Exiled Syrian poet Sam Zamrik will give a poetry reading and discussion their work with Honors students.

The Reading: Thursday, March 16 at 9:25 a.m. over Zoom

About the Poet: Sam Zamrik (they/their) is a Syrian poet, translator, musician, and political educator, who lives in exile in Berlin, Germany. They are the recipient of the Wunderblock Award (10.000 Euro), and their first published volume of poetry Ich bin nicht (I am Not), was released on October 15, 2022, with Hanser Berlin Verlag.

Join the Reading: All are welcome. Please register in advance for the Zoom link (

Discuss Global Leadership with Barbara M. Barrett, former Secretary of the Air Force

The 25th Secretary of the Air & Space Force, Barbara M. Barrett, visits campus to discuss leadership on the world stage.

The Speaker: Barbara Barrett has served in many roles throughout her highly accomplished career, including: former U.S. Ambassador, Senior Advisor to the US Mission to the United Nations, Global President of the International Women’s Forum, President of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and CEO of two Fortune 500 companies.

The Events: Students have three opportunities to meet with Secretary Barrett on March 13:

Women in Global Leadership: A Conversation with Barbara M. Barrett
Monday, March 13, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Beatty Center Room 120 (Impact X Room)
Register to join the conversation

Demonstrating Leadership in International Relations: A Conversation with Barbara M. Barrett
Monday, March 13, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Beatty Center Room 120 (Impact X Room)
Register to join the conversation

Study Abroad in Egypt

Planning a Study Abroad trip? Consider a semester full of pyramids and pharaohs at the American University of Cairo

The American University of Cairo program is supported by a generous scholarship from the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs; students are strongly encouraged to consider while planning for study abroad.

This exchange program is currently open for the Fall 2023 semester or Fall 2023-Spring 2024 year. 

Funding, up to $7,000 per semester, is available for study in Cairo, Egypt at the American University of Cairo. To apply for funding, see the links in the attached flyer.

Applications are due April 5, 2023.

To learn more about the program, visit the Center of International Education website and review this flyer!

Please contact Melissa Ochal for assistance on CofC exchange programs.

Campus Lecture Series on Environmental Change and Human Resiliency

The Theodore B. Guérard Lecture Series, Classical Charleston, explores environmental change and human resiliency.

The Events:

  • Multiple lectures on Thursday, February 23 (4:00-6:30 p.m.) and Friday, February 24 (4:00-6:30 p.m.) in the Jeremy Warren Vann Teacher Ed Center (86 Wentworth St.)
  • A two-day workshop, also Feb. 23 and 24 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. each day, focused on developing ideas, methods, and logistics for an international, multi-year, multidisciplinary project in the Epidauria, Greece.

The Discussion: One of the biggest questions facing the world today is how to sustainably balance the needs of society while also adjusting to a changing environment. We have much to learn from a long-term historical perspective on the symbiotic relationship between human society and the environment.

Join the Conversation: The lectures and workshops are open to all CofC faculty/staff/students on a first come, first seated basis. Learn more online, and contact the conference organizer Dr. James Newhard ( for more details.

Climate Change and the Law: Rising Tides Wash Up Legal Issues

Charleston School of Law and Furman University are hosting Climate Change and the Law: Rising Tides and Wash Up Legal Issues on Friday, February 24, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at The Charleston Museum.

Featured will be conversations centered around the legality of climate change policy. Panels will include subjects such as; Trends in Climate Litigation, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Management Projects and the Charleston Peninsula Study, Ethical Considerations in Climate Change: Renewable Energy, the Role of the Law Firm in a Changing Climate, and Other Considerations. 

This event is a great opportunity for any student interested in political science, law school, urban development, and sustainability.

Students may learn more & register here!

7th Annual German-American Business Summit

The German-American Business Summit on February 8th, 2023 in the Stern Center Ballroom will provide a unique opportunity to connect with German companies in the Southeastern US that are seeking to establish stronger ties to undergraduate education in the region.

The event consists of a job and internship expo, keynote presentations and panel discussions from business leaders on pressing issues in German-American industry, and a networking reception. Both of the day’s main events provide extensive opportunities for networking. This event is intended for any student with a global orientation that wants to work in industry or rehearse and work on how to interact with and explore job opportunities.


Beatty Center – School of Business – 5 Liberty Street

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Job & Internship Expo

Stern Center Ballroom – 4th Floor – 71 George Street 

1:30 – 2:00 PM: Conference Check-In

2:00 – 2:10 PM: Welcome, Dr. Andrew Hsu, President, College of Charleston

2:10 – 2:15 PM: Welcome – Summit Sponsor, Mercedes-Benz Vans – Patric Goettsches, Executive VP and Head of Body and Paint Shop

2:15 – 2:20 PM: Keynote Introduction – Dr. Morgan Koerner, Chair, Department of German and Russian Studies, College of Charleston

2:20 – 3:20 PM: Keynote Address –Jody Resnick, Vice President Revenue North America, Enlighted/Siemens, “A Lower Carbon Future: Corporate Responsibility through Technology at Siemens”

3:20 – 3:45 PM: Coffee and Networking

3:45 – 3:50 PM: Panel Discussion Introduction: Dr. Sebastian van Delden, Dean and Professor, School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering

3:50 – 5:15 PM: Panel Discussion: “Clean Future Innovations: Circular Economy, Decarbonization, E-mobility and Clean Energy Production in German-American Industry”

Knudt Flor, Senior Vice President for Innovation and Industry Engagement, the College of Charleston
Oliver Haase, Senior Vice President for Purchasing, BMW MC USA  
David Stenström, Vice President and Plant manager Manufacturing Americas at Volvo Cars
Danny Kassis, Vice President for Customer Relations and Renewables, Dominion Energy
Marcel Schaefer, Senior Program Coordinator at Fraunhofer USA
Marcus Groeger, Senior Vice President and Technical Plant Manager, Bosch
Andreas Niedermeier, Managing Partner at P3 USA Inc.
The President’s House – 6 Glebe Street
5:15 PM Networking Reception

Register for either or both events here!

For more information, visit the event’s website.