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The Global Education Colloquium

The multifaceted global issues that face today’s educators and students represent unique opportunities and challenges to develop global, international and intercultural awareness, knowledge and perspective.

Drexel University’s Global Education Colloquium (GEC) was founded on the premise that providing a forum for rich dialogue about these issues enhances understanding and the possibility of a coherent vision that would lead to more engaged research and best practice initiatives in global education.

The GEC is composed of faculty, students and community members who make global education their central focus for research and teaching, and those who incorporate global and education analysis into their areas of primary pursuit.  We are interdisciplinary and include education specialists, often grounded in disciplines such as history, sociology, philosophy, psychology, economics, political science, and anthropology. Our research spans from micro to macro levels of analysis, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and theoretical to applied orientations.

Members of the GEC share a commitment to producing rigorous scholarship aimed at understanding educational institutions, educational processes and the social and cultural factors that affect them. We frame education – whether studied locally, globally or internationally – as shaped by, and with the potential to shape – social change taking place on a global scale.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Global Education Colloquium conducts a monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series that features a distinguished speaker and lively discussion.

The topics presented are the result of research spanning the full range of learning, teaching and training topics including international studies, higher education, peace education, social justice, inequality, politics of knowledge, policy, leadership and organizational change.

For more information, email Dr. Kristy Kelly, faculty coordinator for the GEC, at