Global Connections

Living in an interconnected global society requires an appreciation of the complexity and interdependency of world events and issues. The Global Connections Initiative at Texas Woman’s University strives to create a campus climate of global awareness and understanding by providing a variety of multicultural experiences and connections for TWU students, faculty, staff and community. Through educational opportunities such as studying abroad, lectures and forums on public affairs along with cultural activities and events, our goal is to prepare all TWU students to be informed global citizens.

Upcoming Events

Building Global Perspectives: Key Questions, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Environmental Humanities

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Location: ACT 301
Reception to follow in ACT second floor lobby

Joni Adamson, Director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, will discuss the “humanities for the environment,” a new movement taking form in a 21st century, pluralist, global experimental ethos. Learn more>>

How to Make your Campus an Urban Lab for the Citizen Humanities: A Workshop with Joni Adamson

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 12:20-1:00 p.m.
Location: ACT 501

Joni Adamson will lead a workshop on the “template” projects that the Humanities for the Environmental Global Network of Observatories is creating to link humanities programs at different universities in different regions and nations. Learn more>>

Emmy Pérez: Social Justice Poetry Discussion & Writing Workshop

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Location: ACT 301

2020 Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Pérez will lead a discussion and writing workshop focused on social justice poetry. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more>>

Emmy Pérez: Poetry Reading

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Location: ACT 301

2020 Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Pérez will read a selection of poems, including some from her most recently published collection, With the River on Our Face (Arizona UP, 2016). Q&A and book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more>>

Current World News

From bombings, unemployment and immigration in Europe to revolutions in the Middle East and Africa, find out how these instances are all related and resemble similar situations in the United States. 

How and why does global news affect the US? Check our Facebook page for news articles with updates on the internal conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, the bombings in Norway, economic struggles in Greece, Italy and Spain, and US involvement in these global events.

Page last updated 4:26 PM, October 9, 2019