Plenary Session 5: Globalization and International Engagement
Room: Big Ten A/B
Tuesday, October 4
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
In this session, two scholars who have developed successful and long-standing partnerships with institutions and groups abroad will discuss their experiences and offer insights into building and sustaining effective international partnerships. Themes include: how to build trust, mutual understanding, and genuinely reciprocal relationships with partners in other countries; means of developing multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional collaborations; sustaining international partnerships over periods of time; roles of government agencies and NGOs, etc. The session will be informative and suggestive of new ways to think about university-community partnerships and community-engaged scholarship in a global context.
- Frank A. Fear
- Senior Associate Dean, Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Michigan State University