Collaboratorium at Georgia Tech

 

Collaboratorium on September 24, 2019: Education for Sustainable Development - Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives & Best Practices
Collaboratorium on September 24, 2019:
Education for Sustainable Development - Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives & Best Practices

This signature initiative explores a variety of global studies topics and highlights faculty research, teaching and public engagement projects to capture ideas, raise visibility, inspire others, and foster sustainable and impactful collaborations across campus and among higher education institutions in the greater Atlanta region. We also feature diplomats and practitioners in this series and engage with them from a higher education perspective. 

The AGSC Collaboratorium is a supportive and creative space to share research, teaching and community engagement practices and ideas to explore and foster innovative collaborations with interested faculty,  graduate students and community partners. We encourage a diversity of perspectives, engagement, and innovative thinking and aim to build sustainable intellectual communities and actionable research, teaching and community engagement agendas.

 

All events are held in AGSC Seminar Room, 781 Marietta St NW, Suite 115, unless indicated otherwise.

All events are free and open to faculty, students and staff with registration.


SPRING 2021

► February 2 | 11 am – 12 pm
Roundtable: Global Media and Democracy (working title)
Registration/Event URL:  coming soon
Speakers:

  • Paul Alonso, Associate Professor of Spanish, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Natalie Khazaal, Assistant Professor of Arabic, Director of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Programs, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Jan Uelzmann, Associate Professor of German, Associate Chair, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Moderator: Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Spanish, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Tech

► February 9 | 12-1 pm
Urban Walking in a Global Context: A Brief History on Flânerie and Why It Is Still Relevant Today
Registration/Event URL:  coming soon
Speakers:

  • Kelly Comfort, Associate Professor of Spanish, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Marylaura Papalas, Associate Professor of French, East Carolina University

► Ongoing series
Modern Languages Professional Education Course Development series
Synopsis: The purpose of this series is to create a community of educators, scholars, and practitioners in support of our ambitious collective project to launch a comprehensive curriculum in "Cross-Cultural Communication for Professionals." This is a joint initiative between ML and the Language Institute, with support from Georgia Tech Professional Education.
The kick-off meeting is scheduled for January 8, 10:00-11:50 AM.  
Agenda
10:00-10:50 AM: Introductions, overview of the curriculum, the Essential Skills certificate foundations, intended learners and audiences, and overall course and certificate outcomes.
11:00-11:50: Specifics of course design, projects-based learning, content delivery for synchronous and asynchronous learning, Canvas, and Collaboratorium logistics for spring 2021. 
We expect to be meeting weekly or bi-weekly during January, February, and March (time and date TBD) as relevant and fruitful, to problem solve and facilitate coherence and consistency between all languages. 
Co-sponsored by the School oof Modern Languages


FALL 2020

► Nov 17 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST
Atlanta Peace Education Initiative: Asset mapping virtual update and next steps
part of the Atlanta Peace Education Talks series 

Flyer [PDF] | Webinar Recording
Synopsis: We are excited to share the opportunities we have uncovered from our extensive three-month peace education market analysis and mapping exercise.  Presentation covers:

  • The Atlanta Peace Education Landscape: Foundations for Peace Education Innovation
  • Examples of Innovation and Success from All Participating Institutions
  • Next Steps: Partnering across universities, centers, disciplines, faculty, students, and community organizations
  • How to Get Involved: Working Groups, Projects, and Timeline
    Please join us and invite those in your network as our goal is to build a collaborative world class peace education ecosystem.

► Oct 9 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Nobel Peace Prize Announcement & Commentary
part of the Atlanta Peace Education Talks series 

Flyer [PDF] | Webinar recording [password: r@&3^rH6]
Commentators

  • Welcoming remarks: Anna Westerstahl Stenport, Ph.D., Professor of Global Studies; Chair, School of Modern Languages; Founding co-Director, the Atlanta Global Studies Center, Georgia Tech 
  • Julia Irwin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, University of South FloridaAuthor of "Making the World Safe: The American Red Cross and a Nation's Humanitarian Awakening"
  • Marc-William Palen, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of ExeterAuthor of "The 'Conspiracy' of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle over Empire and Economic Globalisation, 1846-1896" 
  • Moderator: David J. Snyder, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of History and Global Studies, University of South Carolina; Co-editor of "The Legacy of J. William Fulbright"

► Sep 29 | 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Atlanta Gives Peace a Home: Atlanta Peace Initiative virtual stakeholder update
part of the Atlanta Peace Education Talks series 

Flyer [PDF] | Webinar recording
Synopsis: Progress updates as we move towards our goal of building a peace ecosystem with the following components: 

  • Host the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
  • Create the leading Peace Education platform
  • Launch of the Nobel Peace Laureates office in Atlanta

SPRING 2020

Canceled due to COVID-19
► March 27 | 9-10:30 am

Ethical Issues Faced by Translators and Interpreters
SpeakerLaura Burian, Dean of Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education at The Middlebury Institute of International Studies 
Flyer [PDF]

► February 25, 2020 | 9-10:30 am
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Design
Speaker: Wei Wang, School of Industrial Design, Georgia Tech
Co-sponsored by Serve-Learn-Sustain
Flyer [PDF]

► February 4 | 2-4 p.m.| Wardlaw Center (Poole Boardroom), 177 N Ave NW
Greater Atlanta Higher Education Leadership Meeting for the Peace Education Initiative
For more information see the Atlanta Peace Education Initiative 

► January 21 | 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Peace Studies Landscape in the Greater Atlanta Region
For more information see the Atlanta Peace Education Initiative 


FALL 2019

► Nov 19, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Advancing Brazilian Studies in the Greater Atlanta region - part of the Lunch with the Member of the Atlanta Consular Corps series
Speakers:

  • Consul General of Brazil Carlos de Abreu
  • Mr. Antonio Kaupert, Consulate General of Brazil Trade, Investment & Tourism Promotion Bureau

► November 12 | 11-11:50 am
Innovations in Research & Pedagogy: Global Languages, Cultures and Technologies (GLACT)
Speakers: Georgia Tech School of Modern Languages Global Languages, Cultures and Technologies (GLACT) Post-Doctoral Fellows:  Adele Doulin (Spanish), Viola Green (French), Matthew Mangold (Russian), Yuko Ogawa (Japanese), Sandra McGury (German)
Flyer [PDF]

► October 22 | 11am -12:30 pm
Advancing India/Hindi Studies in the Greater Atlanta region - part of the Lunch with the Member of the Atlanta Consular Corps series
Speaker: Consul General of India, Dr. Swati Kulkarni

► Oct 8 | 11 – 11:50 am
Global Citizenship and Service Learning: Best Practices at Georgia Tech
Speakers:

  • Kelly Comfort, Spanish, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Michael Goodisman, Biological Sciences, Georgia Tech
  • Tatiana Kozhanova, French & Russian, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Dori Pap, Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Georgia Tech 
    Co-organized with Serve-Learn-Sustain                              
    Flyer [PDF]

► September 24 | 11 – 11:50 am
Education for Sustainable Development: Global and Cross-cultural Perspectives & Best Practices
Speakers:

  • Britta Kallin, German, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Jin Liu, Chinese, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
  • Ayda Melika, Persian, Modern Languages & History and Sociology, Georgia Tech
  • Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Spanish, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
    Flyer [PDF]