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.

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.
Image of Gita Sen

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
Photo of Olga Speranskaya

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
Photo of Kishore Mahbubani

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.
Photo of Peter Rosset

The World Food Crisis: Causes and Solutions

Featuring: Peter Rosset, internationally renowned expert on food security, peasant movements, food and development.
Photo of Asma Jahangir

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.
Photo of Gerald Caplan, 2010 Global Scholar

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.
Photo of Guy Standing, 2006 Global Scholar-in-Residence

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.
Photo of Gro Brundtland, 2005 Global Scholar-in-Residence

Closing the Global Health Equity Gap

Featuring: Gro Harlem Brundtland, former president of Norway; former director general, World Health Organization.
Photo of Rami Khouri, 2004 Global Scholar-in-Residence

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.