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Photo of Versailles Orangerie taken by Megan Irving

Living and Learning Abroad 2024 Photo Exhibit

Second Floor of Newman Library

Exhibit - January 2024 through August 2024

This photo exhibit brings to life the experiences of Virginia Tech students who have recently participated in faculty-led study abroad programs based in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. The exhibit illustrates lasting impacts to VT and our global community as well as how VT students engage with the world and the humanity of these experiences.  

Past Events

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    The Geopolitics of the Israel-Hamas Conflict
    The Geopolitics of the Israel-Hamas Conflict , article

    This virtual panel on Wednesday on March 20th at 5 p.m. EST will feature four foreign policy experts discussing how the Israel-Hamas conflict is reshaping geopolitics and America’s role in the world. 

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    Workshop day:  Empowering voices with the Embassy of Switzerland
    Workshop day: Empowering voices with the Embassy of Switzerland , article

    We are excited to invite you to a special program dedicated to International Women’s Month. Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2024, for a day of insightful discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities. This program is offered by the Embassy of Switzerland, in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, The Department of Political Science, The Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, and the Women’s Center at Virginia Tech.

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    Fixing the Leaky Political Pipeline for Women Worldwide: UN Women, Commission on the Status of Women 2024
    Fixing the Leaky Political Pipeline for Women Worldwide: UN Women, Commission on the Status of Women 2024 , article

    Women are underrepresented in politics at all levels around the world. Women’s equal participation in public life and political roles are a critical component of the sustainable development goals as women’s political inclusion facilitates a more vigorous democracy and positions governments to better address pressing issues. Various training programs have been implemented across the globe to reduce some of the barriers to women’s entry.

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    Pathways to Peace in the Israel-Palestine Conflict
    Pathways to Peace in the Israel-Palestine Conflict , article

    Three international policy experts and scholars discussed pathways to peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict and possible long term solutions for stability in the Middle East during a panel discussion co-moderated by Farida Jalalzai, associate dean for global initiatives and engagement in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and Jim Hawdon, director of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention at Virginia Tech.

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    Do Women Fit the Image of a Political Leader?
    Do Women Fit the Image of a Political Leader? , article

    Women are still underrepresented in most governments around the world, even in established democracies. One of the frequently heard explanations is that people won’t vote for women, and they view men as better political leaders than women; in sum, that women don’t fit the image of a leader. However, what people think a leader looks like can change, particularly as they see more women in government.

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    Gender pay gap
    Gender Equity Lecture Series: Closing the Pay Gap , article

    The Gender Equity webinar series continues with a focus on equal pay. While the pay gap across the European Union persists despite policies and directives, the EU approach to pay equity may offer suggestions on do's and don’ts in a field that is plagued with persistent inequities around the globe.

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    CLAHS Study Abroad Expo
    CLAHS Study Abroad Expo , article

    Students can learn about faculty-led study abroad programs offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Faculty program leaders will be on hand to provide additional information and answer questions. You can also learn about other programs available through exchanges between VT and partner universities and more!

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    Something Supernatural Webinar Series: Kuntilanak: Malay Modernity, Patriarchy, and their Traumatizing Horrors
    Something Supernatural Webinar Series: Kuntilanak: Malay Modernity, Patriarchy, and their Traumatizing Horrors , article

    Updated: Friday, December 1st, 2023 10:00 am EST | Part of the Something Supernatural Series, this webinar features Timo Duile, a post doctoral researcher at the University of Bonn. He explains the origins of that ghost which points toward a specific mode of modernity that constitutes a realm of Islamic Malay civilization in opposition to the horrors of Kuntilanak

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    Fulbright Scholarship Presentation
    Fulbright Scholarship Presentation , article

    This event will provide important information about the U.S. Fulbright Student Program, scholarship eligibility requirements, award types, application process/timeline and more! Presenters will take audience questions as well.

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    Mervi Kaukko, Submitted Photo
    Conversations About Education , article

    Join Mervi Kaukko, Professor of Multicultural Education at Tampere University, Finland, and Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, to discuss education and how it can help students to live a good life in a world worth living in.

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    People protest regarding violence against women in Europe
    Violence Against Women in Europe , article

    As part of the Gender Equity Lecture Series, the Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies will host a webinar on Violence Against Women in Europe.

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    Photo of women talking to each other while wearing masks
    Women' s Executive Leadership in Europe , article

    As part of the Gender Equity Lecture Series, this event will discuss recent trends regarding women's incorporation in executive positions in Europe (prime ministers/presidents and cabinets) and the potential benefits of having more women in positions of executive power.

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    Sustainable Development Goals Lab
    Sustainable Development Goals Lab , article

    Wondering what you can do to become a better advocate for sustainable development? The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all".

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    2022 Webinar Series
    2022 Webinar Series , article

    This webinar series explores a variety of supernatural phenomena worldwide. Blending academic discussion with story telling, we delve into specific cultural expressions of the supernatural as well as shared elements among various societies.