Global Connections

Living in an interconnected global society requires an appreciation of the complexity and interdependency of world events and issues. The Global Connections Initiative at Texas Woman’s University strives to create a campus climate of global awareness and understanding by providing a variety of multicultural experiences and connections for TWU students, faculty, staff, and community. Through educational opportunities such as studying abroad, lectures and forums on public affairs along with cultural activities and events, our goal is to prepare all TWU students to be informed global citizens.

2018-2019 Theme

Refugees

Upcoming Events

Border Crossing: History and the Refugee Crisis from Classroom to Detention Center

Thursday, October 25, 4:00-5:00 p.m., ACT 301

Reception to follow in the Stoddard Hall Lobby

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This summer the mass separation of refugee families at the U.S.-Mexico border transfixed the nation and the world. Since then, U.S. authorities have begun holding growing numbers of migrant children in camps and are seeking to lengthen indefinitely the detention of migrant families in immigration prisons. How can history help us make sense of these events? How can students draw on their training in the humanities to act on these and other global issues? In this lecture, historian Nara Milanich discusses the intersections of public scholarship, experiential learning, and our engagement with the world. Learn more>>

 

Current World News

From bombings, unemployment and immigration in Europe to revolutions in the Middle East and Africa, find out how these instances are all related and resemble similar situations in the United States. 

How and why does global news affect the US? Check our Facebook page for news articles with updates on the internal conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, the bombings in Norway, economic struggles in Greece, Italy and Spain, and US involvement in these global events.

Page last updated 2:34 PM, October 18, 2018