International Education Week: SAS To Celebrate with a Global Education Panel Discussion, New Video and TEDx Salon

Global Education Panel Discussion

In honor of International Education Week (November 12-16), Semester at Sea will sponsor an academic panel discussion on the topic of global comparative education at the University of Virginia (U.Va.). Robert Waters, vice president of academic affairs, will moderate the discussion among panelists Jeff Legro, U.Va. vice provost of global affairs; Les McCabe, president of ISE/SAS; and Lisa Reilly, a previous academic dean and associate professor in the Department of Architectural History at U.Va. The panelists will address the following questions: What are the advantages of placing the world’s challenges into a comparative framework? Does, and how does, global comparative education foster increased cross-cultural understanding, collaboration, and create a platform for interdisciplinary discussions and work? How can students get this type ofeducation on their home campuses and/or abroad?

New SAS Promotional Video

Semester at Sea will release its new 12-minute overview video. Captured over the course of two 2012 voyages, the video shows Semester at Sea’s unique program value, academic rigor, in-country explorations, and shipboard campus. Stay tuned to the SAS Vimeo Channel to view and share!

President Les McCabe To Speak at TEDxUCIrvine Salon on Tuesday, Nov. 13

The upcoming TEDxUCIrvine SalonThe Pursuit of a Global Perspective, will include a discussion on new ways of thinking about culture, the value of learning from different parts of the world, and what we can do to peacefully exist within a global society. President Les McCabe (a UC Irvine alumnus) will join Graham Michael Freeman, co-founder of Nomads in Touch and Prof. Daniel Wehrenfennig, executive director of the Olive Tree Initiative for an intimate, TED-like event as part of UC Irvine’s International Education Week. President McCabe presented “The Global Perspective Imperative” at TEDxUCIrvine in March 2012.

Learn more about President Les McCabe’s views on a global perspective: http://www.semesteratsea.org/2012/09/10/the-importance-of-a-global-perspective-why-social-entrepreneurship/

About the Author

Andrew Centofante

Andrew Centofante

Andrew graduated from James Madison University in 2005 with a degree from the School of Media Arts and Design in Digital Video and minors in Graphic Design and Film Studies. In 2008, Andrew started an advertising and branding agency in Charlottesville, Virginia where he did work for various companies producing branding materials, print collateral, websites and television commercials. He then sailed as videographer on the Short-Term 2011 and Fall 2011 voyages as the videographer and produced the Shipdub video. He now works for Semester at Sea as the director of Brand Strategy and Integrated Media. In his spare time he likes riding his motorcycle, painting, solving puzzles and eating spicy food.