Past Events

Post-Pandemic Internationalization of Higher Education

Webinar | February 18 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PST |Livestream

During the past two years, educational institutions throughout the world have faced challenges in many dimensions of their programs. One element directly impacted is internationalization. With the effects of the pandemic now receding, the value of internationalization remains critical for collaborative research, foreign study, and new experiences with virtual international programs. In this webinar, we will hear from three highly...

Higher Education Admissions Without Standardized Tests

Webinar | December 7 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PST | Livestream

The University of California's ten campuses have withdrawn standardized tests, SAT and ACT, from the menu of freshman admissions requirements. The remaining requirements are coursework and GPA as well as a personal essay within a "holistic" admissions process.

Deciding what qualities should be considered in admitting applicants to selective universities has been, and is, a controversial issue. As UC implements the reduced set of requirements,...

The meanings of social justice in practice when one theorizes and teaches in social sciences

Webinar | November 29, 2021 |1:00 pm Chile | 5:00 pm Germany | 8:00 am PST | Zoom

Social sciences include a variety of disciplines and sub-discipline: Anthropology, communication studies, economics, sociology, psychology, political sciences, psychology, geography, to name a few. Each of them offers epistemologies, methodologies and approaches to raise questions about social economic inequality, distribution of power and rights among different social actors, and the...

Neo-Nationalism and Universities: China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Russia

Webinar | October 20 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT | Livestream Moderator: John Aubrey Douglass Participants: Karin Fischer, Bryan Penprase and Igor Chirikov Based on chapters in the new book Neo-Nationalism and Universities (Johns Hopkins University Press), chapter contributors discuss the findings from their cases studies and provide an update the latest developments in China, Hong Kong, Singapore (with the recent ending of the Yale-...

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

Webinar| October 12 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PDT
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 contributors discuss the findings from their cases studies and provide...

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?


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...