Dickinson College proudly hosted the 6th Annual Global Engagement in the Liberal Arts Conference, which brought together faculty and staff from a wide range of liberal arts colleges to share best practices and efforts focused on effective global engagement under the organizing theme of Creating Inclusive Global Communities.

The conference took place on October 4 and 5, 2019 and was hosted by Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

The conference was generously supported by Dickinson College President Margee Ensign, Provost and Dean of the College Neil Weissman, Institutional Effectiveness & Inclusivity, and The Center for Global Study & Engagement.

The 2019 conference explored the question:

How do we infuse inclusivity/social justice work into campus internationalization efforts and how do we support building intercultural competency and a global perspective into inclusivity/social justice work?

The conference brought together senior diversity officers and staff in multi-cultural, diversity, social justice, inclusivity offices with senior international officers and global education staff as well as faculty engaging with these issues in their teaching and research to explore collaboratively how we build inclusive global communities.

The following Executive Committee members are colleagues deeply invested in integrating and promoting global engagement in the liberal arts and actively helped develop the program for this and the previous Global Engagement in the Liberal Arts Conferences:

  • Stephen Angle, Director of Fries Center for Global Studies, Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University, Connecticut.
  • Samantha Brandauer, Associate Provost and Executive Director, Center for Global Study and Engagement, Dickinson College, Pennsylvania.
  • Scott Carpenter, Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, Director of the Center for Global and Regional Studies, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota.
  • Amy Dooling, Professor of Chinese, Associate Dean of Global Initiatives, Director of The Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.
  • Shuchi Kapila, Professor of English, Assistant Vice-President and Senior International Officer, Institute for Global Engagement, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.
  • Arne Koch, Associate Professor of German, Dean of Global Engagement, Colby College, Waterville, Maine.
  • Andrea Lanoux, Professor of Slavic Studies, Director of Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA), Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.
  • Sue Mennicke, Associate Dean for International Programs, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • Carolyn North, Assistant Dean, Off Campus Study, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.
  • Bryan Penprase, Dean of Faculty, Undergraduate Program, Soka University of America, California.
  • David Tompkins, Associate Professor of History, Director of European Studies, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota.