Campus Updates

Mount Holyoke College offices will be closed beginning at 12 pm on Wednesday, November 25 and will re-open on Monday, November 30. Please visit the Campus Updates page for information on Mount Holyoke’s response to the global pandemic. The Opening the Gates website contains the plan for the spring semester.

Carol Hoffmann Collins Global Scholars-in-Residence

A necessary condition for global citizenship is an understanding of critical international issues from cross-cultural and cross-national perspectives. One way through which the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives fosters such understanding is by hosting the Carol Hoffmann Collins Global Scholars-in-Residence who engage the community in dialogue on important global issues in a variety of settings, from lectures to classes to informal gatherings.

2018 Global Scholar-in-Residence

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The New World Disorder

Featuring: Daniella Schwarzer, Executive Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations.

Previous Global Scholars

Zainab Salbi

Women, Islam, and the Middle East

Featuring: Zainab Salbi, Iraqi-American humanitarian, author, and media personality who has dedicated herself to women’s rights and freedom.
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The Role of Women in a Globalized World

Featuring: Gita Sen, Prof. Emeritus, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore with 35 years of experience of working on gender equality & women’s rights.

Ending Wars and Building Peace

Featuring: Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist, social worker, women's rights advocate and 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate
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Toxic-Free Future

Featuring: Olga Speranskaya, co-chair of the International POP Elimination Network, an international network working to eliminate organic pollutants.

Europe(s) Futures: EUtopia, Dystopia…or What?

Featuring: Constanze Stelzenmüller, Senior Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund, Berlin and specialist in Transatlantic Relations
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Is the West Ready for the Asian Century?

Featuring: Kishore Mahbubani, Singapore’s former ambassador to the United Nations and one of the leading public figures in Asia.
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The World Food Crisis: Causes and Solutions

Featuring: Peter Rosset, internationally renowned expert on food security, peasant movements, food and development.
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Building Democracy: Pakistan-U.S. Relations

Featuring: Asma Jahangir, lawyer, prominent human rights activist and founding member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

Gender Equity in a Global World

Featuring: Kavita Ramdas ’85, President & CEO, Global Fund for Women, a foundation dedicated solely to advancing women's rights around the globe.
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Genocide Prevention and the Int‘l Community

Featuring: Gerald Caplan, Canadian expert on genocide prevention, and Senior Consultant to the African Union and the United Nations.
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Work and Labor: The Global Transformation

Featuring: Guy Standing, world-renowned expert on working conditions, labor markets, and social protection policies in developed & developing countries.
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Closing the Global Health Equity Gap

Featuring: Gro Harlem Brundtland, former president of Norway; former director general, World Health Organization.
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Iraq and the Wider American Dilemma

Featuring: Rami Khouri, executive editor of the Daily Star in Beirut and frequent commentator on NPR and columnist in major U.S. newspapers.