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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 Salon,¬†The 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:¬†

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