Posts Tagged ‘University for the world’

Sustainable Development Goals in a University for the World

Posted: January 23, 2015 at 11:47 am, Last Updated: January 24, 2015 at 1:31 am

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been busy this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland asking everyone here to join forces and commit to the sustainable development agenda that is likely to be adopted in September. The agenda, which in its current draft is articulated around 17 goals, is meant to galvanize the attention, efforts and investments […]

A university for the world

Posted: November 18, 2014 at 9:30 pm, Last Updated: November 18, 2014 at 9:32 pm

I was proud to be part of the Mason delegation that received tonight NAFSA’s 2014 Senator Simon Award for our innovative international programs.  The award was given in part for the Global Problem Solving consortium, an initiative started by Provost Emeritus Peter Stearns, based on the idea that scholars from multiple cultural backgrounds and perspectives working together may be […]