Spring 2021 M.Ed in Languages Newsletter

It is our great pleasure to share with you the second issue of the newsletter of The M.Ed. in Languages Program at the College of Charleston!

Recording of World Affairs Colloquium with Lisa Carty

If you missed out on the Mroz Institute LCWA World Affairs Colloquium with Lisa Carty on April 7th don’t worry you can watch it below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Global Health and the U.S. Role”

Mroz Institute LCWA World Affairs Colloquium with Lisa Carty

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.

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.

Global Ambassadors Program

Global Ambassadors is an academic enhancement program offering mentoring, extracurricular and international experiential learning designed for students interested in careers in international service organizations, including the Foreign Service. This program will create meaningful interaction between the students and distinguished professionals in such organizations who are working on global questions and challenges.

The program will be directed by Dr. Max Kovalov, the Bennett Director of the Mroz Global Leadership Institute.  He will meet regularly with the students and create appropriate learning opportunities, such as presenting materials appropriate for an introduction to the career interest, setting up and participating in advising and discussion sessions, arranging interactions with other eminent professionals, and assisting the student ambassadors in executing projects on a global challenge.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Up to 8 students will be selected for the duration of the program, which will run for two semesters (typically fall and spring). Students may apply after their first two semesters on campus, but some preference will be given to students who will be a Global Ambassador in their third or fourth year at the College. Participants will not be restricted by major.
  • For consideration for the program, students should submit: a resume; a personal statement describing their achievements to date at the College, as well as interest in the program and goals for participation (1-2 pages); 2-3 references from faculty. Students must have at minimum an overall GPA of 3.25.

If you’d like to learn more about the program and apply click here https://mrozinstitute.cofc.edu/programs/global-ambassadors/ 

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.

American University in Cairo, Egypt Study Abroad Award for 2021

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English language, American-accredited institution of higher education and a center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its University community represents over 60 countries. The University offers 37 undergraduate, 44 master’s and 2 PhD programs rooted in a liberal arts education that encourage students to think critically and find creative solutions to conflicts and challenges facing the region and the world. It also offers a globally-recognized, professional, community-based education in English and arguably the best Arabic language/culture program available.

Open to all majors but must be pursuing at least a minor in an LCWA program.

Award Amounts

A select number of competitive awards will be available for the exchange program with the American University in Cairo.
Semester (either fall or spring) up to $7,000
Full Year (both fall and spring) up to $14,000
Awards may be used for expenses incurred because of participation in the program, such as: airfare, room and board, food, insurance/fees, books, travel and transportation while in Egypt.
Awards are contingent upon acceptance to study at AUC
Awards are subject to taxes.

Required

3.0 GPA
In Good Disciplinary Standing
Some Arabic language experience or plans to start/continue Arabic language courses while at AUC

Go to the website lcwa.cofc.edu/student-resources/student-scholarships/ to fill out your application!

All materials must be submitted by the deadline of April 9, 2021.

Casa Hispana Students have been featured in the College TODAY!

Check out the College TODAY’s article: “Casa Hispana Residents Study Abroad Without Leaving Campus”

Excerpt from the article, “Native speakers or heritage speakers should also consider living in the Casa Hispana,” says native Spanish speaker Anna Paneda, a junior foreign language education major who has lived in the house since her sophomore year. She adds that it’s also the perfect community for students who “want to submerge themselves in the Spanish language but may not be able to take the opportunity to travel abroad.”

And, with travel and study abroad at a virtual standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, those opportunities are especially scarce these days.

That’s why tools like TalkAbroad – which facilitates conversations between students and speakers around the world – are so crucial. The service has been used in many CofC Spanish classes over the years – but, last semester, it occurred to Gómez and senior Hispanic studies instructor Devon Hanahan that TalkAbroad could be applied in Casa Hispana, too.

“We had just installed this brand-new 50-inch TV with a camera and a dedicated PC, so it just made perfect sense for the Casa residents to use it as a portal for communicating and interacting with other cultures,” says Hanahan, who serves as the director of Casa Hispana. “We figured that, if our students can’t go to them, we’ll bring them to us.”

When Hanahan reached out to TalkAbroad about the idea, the company loved it – and even provided a grant to cover the service.

“Adding TalkAbroad conversations into the schedule for the Casa Hispana was a really unique and exciting idea,” says Todd Nichols, CEO of TalkAbroad. “We’re thrilled to support the experiment, and I can really see the conversations adding a dynamic and unique element to the language immersion experience and the growth of students as global citizens.”

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.