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Mission Statement

The Institute for Global Understanding promotes cultural literacy and citizenship through academic and arts programs, interdisciplinary research and events, community partnerships, and service at the local and global levels. The IGU fulfills Monmouth University’s broad mission of engaging students, faculty, and staff in fostering diversity, equality, global understanding, leadership, and social justice.

Schedule of Events – Fall 2020

September 11: Faculty Intersection Book Club

September 24: World Cinema Series: Salt of the Earth

October 12: Global Ocean Governance Lecture Series with Dr. Wil Burns of American University

October 20: Tuesday Night World Music Record Club: Angelique Kidjo’s Celia

October 21: Fulbright Scholar Information Sessions for Faculty and Students

November 5: Global Ocean Governance Lecture Series: “Connected, Dynamic, at Risk: Coastal Nation Interests in a Strong New High Seas Biodiversity Treaty” with Prof. Cymie Payne of Rutgers University

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Scholarly Speaker Series

Presented by Department of English, Graduate Programs, Program in Gender and Intersectionality Studies, and Global Understanding Institute

Photo of Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra
Join us for a lecture and discussion with

Dr. Magali Armillas-Tiseyra

Friday, November 20, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Register for the Zoom event with Michele McBride.