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Russian Politics Class Held Virtual Discussion with Students at Presidential Academy of Public Administration in St. Petersburg

Peter Rutland, the Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, professor of government, is teaching the Spring 2021 course Russian Politics. As a part of the course, students joined a virtual discussion with students from a class in Ethnopolitics taught by Guzel Yusupova, Assistant Professor at the Presidential Academy of Public…

Winners: Wes and the World Photo Contest 2020

Selfie: “Madrid” by Shayna Dollinger Location: Madrid, Spain Traveling to Spain meant immersing ourselves deeply in the beautiful and sometimes problematic history of this country. Here, we took a moment to read about a church in Madrid before we entered the holy site.   Equity: “Unequal Justice” by Geoff Byrne Location: Washington, D.C. Engraved in…

Resettled: Wes Alum to Launch Virginia Public Media Refugee Podcast

Resettled is a Virginia Public Media (@VPM) podcast hosted by Ahmed that aims to uncover the refugee resettlement process through the stories of those directly experiencing it. Launching on July 3rd, this six-part podcast series showcases stories of refugees as they adjust to their new lives in Virginia. These personal stories are woven together with useful…

Everything You Need To Know For Fall 2020 Study Abroad Deadlines

As the Fall 2019 semester draws to a close and students eagerly await their seasonal (and well earned) reprieve, the Office of Study Abroad would like to bring students’ attention to early deadlines for some Fall 2020 and full academic year programs.   As students may know, the deadlines for completing Wesleyan’s permission to study abroad for the 2020 Fall/Year are…

“Who Needs the Classics? On the Global “Humanities Crisis” and Why It Matters”

Who Needs the Classics? On the Global “Humanities Crisis” and Why It Matters Presenter: Philip Lutgendorf (University of Iowa) 4:30 pm Thursday, October 3 Russell House, 350 High St, Wesleyan University Followed by a reception with the speaker In a world faced with ominous and intractable problems—global warming, armed conflict, the erosion of democratic values—sharply…

Welcome to Wesleyan’s Global Community!

This has been a year of growth and change across all areas “global” at Wesleyan. After several years of modest declines, participation in study abroad went up significantly, enrollments in language classes ticked up, and the volume of international students continued to rise. We saw notable successes by our students applying for fellowships, including the…