Atlanta Global Research & Education Collaborative (AGREC)

AGRECThe Atlanta Global Research and Education Collaborative (AGREC) seeks to build and strengthen collaborative networks of multi-institutional scholars and practitioners to support global research and education initiatives in the Greater Atlanta region.

News & Announcements

AGREC has continued to grow this year and is proud to support 8 projects engaging faculty and students from 10 universities/colleges as well as 10 community partners during AY21-22. We look forward to featuring their work next academic year! 

New projects supported in AY 21-22:

o Global Learning for a Lifetime: Supporting Black Students at Home and Abroad

o Realizing the Vision: Designing a Community Science Collaboratory for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

o Writers Without Borders: A Human Rights Writing Project for Atlanta’s Migrant Youth

o The Global Communities Internship Program

o Supporting Holocaust Education for Atlanta Area Preservice Teachers through Collaborative Research, Resources, and Partnerships

o Connecting global and local: Curricular development and global partnership in a Korean specials class at a public elementary school

o Bringing Native Science into Atlanta’s K-12 dual language immersion: Digital curriculum development and adaptation in an APS classroom

o Cultural Sensitivity Workshop: Building Bridges

View funded projects during AY 2021-222 cycle here.

AGREC Project Presentations | Fall 2021  
Schedule [PDF]

Join the Virtual Presentations Here

*The featured projects were funded through AGREC during AY 20-21.

Fri, October 22 | 12 - 1 pm EST
Water quality monitoring network for highly impacted urban headwaters in metro Atlanta (GA) 
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  • Richard Milligan, Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Georgia State University
  • Na'Taki Osborne Jelks, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College 

Wed, October 27 | 12 - 1 pm EST
Growing Intercultural Competence for Peace and Mediation: The Case Study Method in the Foreign Language Classroom
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  • Hyoun-A Joo, Assistant Professor of German, Georgia Tech
  • Barbara Drescher, Acting Director of German Studies, Agnes Scott College
  • Lina Tuschling, TRENDS Global

Wed, November 3 | 11 am - 12pm EST
Advancing a Community-Based Participatory Research Model for Metropolitan Regional Immigrant Integration and Receptivity through the One Region Initiative
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  • Allen Hyde, Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech
  • Cathy Liu, Professor and Department Chair, Georgia State University
  • Paul N. McDaniel, Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University
  • Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University
  • Britton Holmes, MA/PhD Student, Georgia State University

Fri, November 5 | 11 am - 12 pm EST
The Global Communities Internship Program
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  • Philip Ojo, Professor of French, Agnes Scott College
  • Amber McCorkle, Education and Programs Director, Clarkston Community Center
  • Jongdae Kim, Co-Founder and ED, Re'Generation Movement
  • Monty Whitney, Director, Bonner Office of Community Service, Morehouse College
  • Johannes Kleiner, Associate Director, Civic Engagement, Emory University
  • Ruthie Yow, Service Learning & Partnerships Specialist, Serve-Learn-Sustain, Georgia Tech

Wed, November 10 |  12  - 1 pm EST
Atlanta-area migrant communities and climate change: characterizing drivers of migration, exposure risks, and health vulnerabilities
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  • Cassandra White, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Georgia State University
  • Rebecca P. Philipsborn, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University
  • Alexis Nkusi, MD, MPH, CPACS/Cosmo Health Center

Thu, December 2 | 10  - 11 am EST
Savings Lives in the Refugee Community: A Cultural and Linguistic Adaptation of Stop the Bleed
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  • Mary Helen O'Connor, Courtesy Faculty, School of Public Health, Georgia State University;  Director, Center for Community Engagement, Perimeter College
  • Randi Nicole Smith, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Emory University; Trauma Surgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Deepika Koganti, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Emory School of Medicine
  • Amy Zeidan, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine
  • Iris Feinberg, PhD, Georgia State University

Past News Releases:

News Release: KSU Joins AGREC

News Release: Five Metro Atlanta Universities and Colleges Launches AGREC

AGREC Members


Launched in 2020 and housed within the Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC), AGREC is comprised of five universities:

  • AGSC, a partnership of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University

  • Emory University’s Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI)

  • Agnes Scott College’s SUMMIT Center for Global Learning and Leadership Development

  • Spelman College’s Gordon Zeto Center for Global Education

  • Kennesaw State University's Division of Global Affairs

AGREC plans to grow the collaborative  and invites other universities to join this initiative.


AGREC's Mission

AGREC aims to:

  • connect the Greater Atlanta region's international assets through an emphasis on supporting "global at home" projects that serve students, faculty, and community partners

  • enhance and broaden institutional partnerships amongst universities in Greater Atlanta

  • create and strengthen global networks of scholars and practitioners in Greater Atlanta

  • raise the profile of Atlanta region as a whole, making Greater Atlanta a hub for global education and research through innovative collaborative educational and research projects from various disciplines

Funding Opportunities

Call for proposals: Connecting globally while grounded at home (2021-2022) | CLOSED - Deadline was July 1, 2021
List of funded projects forthcoming!

AGREC invites scholars to submit collaborative projects across disciplines, institutions, and universities that address a need in our global and local communities. This call aims to address topics with a global connection while being grounded locally. Scholars and practitioners may examine a local and global problem in the form of research, workshop, forum, or suggest another approach by collaborating with an organization in Atlanta or a population group that has a global dimension.

Preference will be given to innovative, transformative collaborative research and education projects in global engagement with significant emphasis on their potential to develop new and strategic sustainable relationships among partners (e.g. universities, companies, NGOs, community organizations) and their impact on Atlanta communities.

Please also consider adding your name to the interest & partnership list at the link below to find and connect to potential collaborators for your projects.

Call for Proposals    Online Application   Interest & Partnership List

Online Application [PDF]
(For reference only) 
 Scoring Rubric [excel]
(For reference only)

Virtual Info Sessions:

View funded projects during AY 2020-21 cycle here.

View Georgia Tech press release about funded projects during AY 2020-21 here.

Dr. Sebnem Ozkan, AGSC Associate Director:

AGREC received generous support from Georgia Tech Office of the Provost for International Initiatives through the Steven A. Denning Faculty Award for Global Engagement.

Emory University           Agnes Scott College

Spelman CollegeAtlanta Global Studies Center