International Visiting Scholars

The Presidential International Visiting Scholars series is a cross-cultural initiative designed to promote global understanding and literacy and an international educational experience for faculty, learners, and administrators at Wheelock and beyond. During their stay, the College invites the Visiting Scholars to present a lecture on a topic related to their expertise.

Fall 2015 Visiting Scholars

Dr. Martina Wegner, Munich University, Germany
Topic Areas: Social Ethics, Demographic Change, Citizen Engagement and Participation, Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility
Public Lecture: "German Civil Society and its Challenges"
When: Thursday, September 17, 4-6pm
Where: ACE 3rd floor, Larsen Alumni Room

Dr. Siga Fatima Jagne Jallow, International Development Support Services, Fajara, The Gambia
Topic Areas:  Gender Research, Youth Policy, Communication, Social Development
Public Lecture: "African Women Promoting Gender Equality through Social Media, Literature and Cinema"
When: Monday, October 19, 4-6pm
Where: Campus Center Room 103

Dr. Sarah Taylor, Women, Peace, and Security Advocate, Human Rights Watch
Public Lecture: "Women's Rights, Human Rights: Policy, Practice, and Armed Conflict"
When: Thursday, November 19, 4:30-6:00pm 
Where: Boston Campus, TBD

Spring 2015 Visiting Scholars

Dr. Hugh Starkey, UCL Institute of Education, London, England
Topic Areas:
 Human Rights, Intercultural Communication, Education, Education for Citizenship
Public Lecture: "Learning to Live Together: Children's Rights, Identities and Citizenship"
When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: Brookline Campus, Board Room

Dr. Erez Miller, Achva Academic College, Israel
Public Lecture:
Walking the Talk: Reflections About Multiculturalism at a Multi-ethnic and Multi-religious Academic College
When: April 1, 2015, 4p.m.
Where: Campus Center, Room 103

Dr. Tiziana Filippini, Scuole e Nidi D'Infanzia, Instituzione del Comune di Reggio Emilia, Italy
Topic Areas:
 Documentation, Reggio Emilia, Education
Public Lecture: A Conversation with Dr. Tiziana Filippini
When: May 12, 2015, 4 - 7 p.m.
Where: Brookline Campus, Ladd Room

Fall 2014 Visiting Scholars

September 3 - 24: Dr. Claudia Ueffing, Hochschule München (Munich University), Germany
Topic Areas:
Immigrant children and families, German as a second language, intercultural education, professionalization of early childhood education, special education
Public Lecture: "Enhancing Diversity: German and European Approaches"
When: September 10, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Where: Pilgrim Student Center

October 13 - 27: Renate Minas, PhD, University of Stockholm, Sweden
Topic Areas:
Applied Social Research, Social Welfare Policy, International Scholarship and Research, international teaching perspectives
Public Lecture: "Combating Poverty the Swedish Way "
When: October 16, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Where: Campus Center 103

November 17-21: Lavina (Wei Le) Chong, Assoc. Professor, Wheelock College Singapore and Seet Fun Wong, Adjunct Lecturer, Seed Institute, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Ngee Ann Polytechnics, Temasek Polytechnics, and SIM University
Topic Areas:
Music and Movement Education for Young Children, Arts in Education
Public Lecture: "What it Means to Make and Teach the Arts in Singapore"
November 17 at 4 p.m.
Where: Brookline Campus, Board Room (201)

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