Past Events

Neo-Nationalism and Universities: Turkey, Hungary and the EU

Webinar| October 12 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PDT |Livestream
Moderator: John Aubrey Douglass Participants: Brendan O’Malley, Wilhelm Krull, Marijk van der Wende Based on chapters in the new book Neo-Nationalism and Universities (Johns Hopkins University Press), chapter...

Meet the Author: Neo-Nationalism and Universities

Webinar| September 14 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT | Video

Event is co-sponsored by The Center for Right Wing Studies here at Berkeley and University World News.

Author - John Aubrey Douglass - Senior Research Fellow CSHE ...

Policies Regarding COVID-19 at Universities Throughout the World

Lecture | April 21| 9 a.m. PDT | YouTube

How have universities around the world been impacted by COVID-19 ? University leaders from India, South Africa and Germany will outline their university’s policies and practices in continuing support for student access to undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as to the safety of faculty and staff. What has been the financial effect of the virus? What virtual, in-person, and hybrid student instruction and research policies were most and least successful?...

Anti-Racism in International Education

Lecture | November 5 | 10:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m. | YouTube

How can international educators lead in crafting a vision for a post-racist world? How can they leverage the multiple tools that intercultural learning and cross-cultural communication provides to develop the next generation of anti-racist leaders? How can they work to normalise cross-cultural and intercultural diversity in the communities that they inhabit?

Speakers:

Dr. Harvey Charles is Professor of...

Is 'Tuition-Free' a Good Idea?

Lecture | October 21 | 9 - 10:00 a.m. | YouTube

The cost of higher education and resulting student debt has become a serious national issue. While it certainly is an important issue, proposals for federal investment raise many questions and do not address equally important concerns such as the student drop-out problem or the question of student learning outcomes. Resources lost in public higher education since 2008 have strained higher education finances in numerous ways, requiring strategic investment of...

Where the Future Lies: Budgets and Other Challenges Faced by Higher Education

Lecture | October 22 | 10:30-11:30am | YouTube

Californiahas been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic recession, and the nation’s racial reckoning – and higher education is at the center of it all. College campuses have become sites of super-spreader events. Colleges and universities are spending significant resources because of the pandemic, but the state’s budget is too strained to be of much help. And student groups – long a harbinger of social change – are demanding that...

Higher Education in 2021 and Beyond: The National Outlook

Lecture | November 16 | 9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. | YouTube

Will 2021 witness a new relationship between the federal government and public colleges and universities?

State budgets are currently strained by costs of Covid-19 and resulting loss of revenue from unemployment and residents’ decreased earnings. This suggests that higher education budgets could be cut substantially. Enrollment numbers of nonresident students may also continue to be reduced by travel...

The Impact of COVID-19 on University Research and International Collaborations

Panel | August 13 | 11:30 a.m. PDT | YouTube

International knowledge networks are essential for research and research is a core function of universities. All aspects of university work are currently strained by the Covid-19, but international programs, including research collaboration, are especially pressured. These programs have produced some of the most creative and innovative results in many disciplines. This panel will discuss both the challenges that international research collaboration is facing in...

Is there Academic Freedom in an Online World?

Webinar| June 22 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT | LiveStream

Principles of academic freedom are central to the ethos of a university. They govern the conduct of the events that make up the life of a university, providing that classes, lectures, symposia, conferences and colloquia are venues of open discussion and free dissent. Over the past year, because of the Covid pandemic, these venues have largely migrated from in-person venues to on-line platforms, and these platforms will continue to play an essential...