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Diplomacy is only as productive as each party’s capacity to listen. This principle, which Mustafa Sayed ’11 absorbed from mentors around the globe, serves as a model for his work as executive director of the Pakistan-China Institute. Based in Islamabad, Sayed heads the think tank’s efforts to promote dialogue among Pakistan, China and neighboring countries. By informing

“Your mentor only has one hour for you. What are you going to use it for?” Ruiwan Xu ’11 likes to ask young professionals. Her advice? Touch base with them during life’s big moments. And leave the conversation having added value. Xu is the founder and CEO of CareerTu, an online school in digital marketing, data analysis

The annual award recognizes academic achievement and commitment to international understanding. Carly Shiever ’21 and Adam Tusin ’21 are the recipients of the 2021 Technos International Prize, awarded by Technos College and the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust of Tokyo. Presented to outstanding HWS graduates since 1993, the prize recognizes one Hobart senior and one William

Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress and the first woman and the first African American to hold the position, will be the 2021 Commencement speaker, and receive an honorary degree and the Elizabeth Blackwell Award. On Sunday, May 16, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will deliver the keynote address during the exercises for the 196th

Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’21 is the recipient of a 2021 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Kenya, following a 2020 award cut short due to COVID-19. With the support of a Fulbright Award, Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’21 will serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Kenya beginning in January 2022. Taylor, who earned a

Associate Professor of Media and Society Lisa Patti, this year’s Kinghorn Global Fellow, discusses the technological innovations that make global media distribution possible. In “Listening to Global Cinema,” Associate Professor of Media and Society Lisa Patti will share the research she conducted on international filmmaking as the recipient of the 2020-21 John R. and Florence

The Center for Global Education will host the SIIF Grant Showcase Global Café on Friday, April 2, from 3 to 4 p.m. on the Scandling Café Back Patio. The Global Café celebrates the unveiling of the new Global Visions Gallery live on the Scandling Café Patio today.  The new gallery on display on the second

HWS will host a virtual forum to discuss the opposition movement led by Alexei Navalny against Vladimir Putin’s regime in Russia. On Thursday, April 1, three expert scholars will join “Protests, Poison, Prison: Alexei Navalny’s Russian Opposition Movement,” a virtual discussion about contemporary Russian politics and the imprisoned opposition leader who survived an assassination attempt

During the Kinghorn Fellowship last year, Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter ’86, P’15 explored the role of religion, education and public policy in the life of a global citizen. He recently shared the results of that work with the HWS community. On Thursday, March 18, Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter ’86, P’15 shared the

Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 240,000 Americans have served worldwide, including scores of HWS graduates. In celebration of the agency’s 60th anniversary, Peace Corps volunteers from HWS, like Emily Spraggs ’17, are sharing their life-changing experiences. Building on the work of her independent major in global health and