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MU Graduates and 2022-2023 Fulbright Award winners Brittany Scardigno (pictured left) and Jennifer Stolte

Recent MU Graduates Brittany Scardigno and Jennifer Stolte Receive Fulbright ETA Awards to South Korea and Spain, Respectively.

May 5, 2022

Brittany Scardigno, who received her M.A. in English in 2021 and teaches as adjunct professor in the English Department, and Jennifer Stolte, who received her B.A. in Education and Foreign Languages in 2018 and a Master’s in Education in 2022, have each been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Award for 2022-2023. As English Teaching Assistants (ETAs),…

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World Cinema Series Returns to Pollak Theater to Conclude 2021-2022 Season with Discussion of Minari

April 30, 2022

By Anna A. Gwiazda On April 26, 2022, the World Cinema Series hosted its first in-person event since early in the spring 2020 semester. Dr. Thomas Pearson, the World Cinema Series host and professor of History and Anthropology, kicked off the event with introductory remarks about the film. Directed by Lee Issac Chung, Minari has…

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IGU-UCI Global Ocean Governance Lecture Series Panel Considers: ‘Is 30 by 30 Enough?’

April 11, 2022

By Grace Joyce,  On April 6, 2022, the Institute for Global Understanding and the Urban Coast Institute co-hosted the virtual panel discussion, “International and Domestic Strategies for Ocean Conservation and Biodiversity: Is 30 by 30 Enough?” This event was the second installment of the spring ’22 Global Ocean Governance Lecture Series. UCI Director Tony MacDonald…

IGU Hosts Global Visionary Lecture and Award Ceremony Featuring Ramu Damodaran

April 5, 2022

By Grace Joyce,     On March 31, 2022, the Institute for Global Understanding (IGU) hosted the Global Visionary Lecture: From War to Peace and Human Dignity: The United Nations and a Transformative Global Order. The event was co-sponsored by the Freed Endowed Chair in Social Sciences. Ramu Damodaran, this year’s recipient of the Global Visionary…

World Cinema Series Discussion of ‘For Sama'

March 27, 2022

By Grace Joyce On March 9, 2022, the 2021-2022 World Cinema Series conducted a virtual discussion of the 2019 film, For Sama. Directed by Waad Al-Kateab, the film was nominated for Best Documentary Film Oscar in 2020 and won Best Documentary at the 2020 BAFTA Awards. This intimate and heart wrenching film focuses on a…

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IGU-UCI Global Ocean Governance Lecture Series Panel Addresses Ocean Justice

March 10, 2022

By Grace Joyce On March 9, 2022, the Institute for Global Understanding and the Urban Coast Institute co-hosted the virtual panel discussion, “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Ocean Justice.” The event was this year's first installment of the Global Ocean Governance Lecture Series, which consists of experts discussing legal, scientific, and policy issues that impact coastal…

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Panel Discusses Proposed Treaty to Limit Risk of Next Pandemic

March 7, 2022

By Grace Joyce, On March 1, 2022, the Institute for Global Understanding (IGU) had the honor of hosting a panel, Preventing the Next Pandemic: The Draft Convention on Animal Protection. Moderated by Prof. Randall Abate, the panel included two members from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon: Marcia Condoy, a Peruvian animal lawyer…

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World Cinema Series – “Shoplifters” Virtual Panel Discussion

February 14, 2022

By Grace Joyce On February 9, 2022, the 2021-2022 World Cinema Series conducted a virtual discussion of the 2018 crime/drama film, Shoplifters. Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, the film was the Palme d’Or award winner at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018, as well as the Japanese Academy Award winner for Prize Picture of the Year…

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Joyce James Delivers Final Lecture in “Growing Together as Allies” Series

December 8, 2021

By Anne Deepak   On Thursday, December 2, 2021, Monmouth University’s School of Social Work’s Growing Together as Allies lecture series (GTAA) hosted Joyce James who delivered a presentation titled, “Supporting Systems and Communities in Achieving Racial Equity: A Groundwater Analysis.” This session was co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Understanding and was partially funded…

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Dr. Denise McLane-Davison Delivers Third Lecture in “Growing Together as Allies” Series

November 29, 2021

By Dr. Anne Deepak On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, Monmouth University’s School of Social Work “Growing Together as Allies” (GTAA) lecture series hosted Dr. Denise-McLane Davison who delivered a presentation titled, “The Strengths of Black Families”. The event, with an audience of 98, was co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Understanding and was partially funded…