Students to Share Global Learning Perspectives


“Hip Hop’s Globalization and the Nurturing of a Planetary Humanism”; “Whose Japan Is It Anyway? Fabricating the Foreign”; “Black Life On (and Off) the Record: Recovering Black Voices in a Global World”; these are a sample of the presentations by Dartmouth undergraduates, graduates and professional students at the fifth annual Student Forum on Global Learning set for Monday, January 20.

While studying in the Gambia, Daniel Bornstein ’14, right, meets with Omar Sallah, the president of a Gambian farmers’ organization. Bornstein is one of many students participating in the Student Forum on Global Learning on January 20. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Bornstein ’14)

The daylong conference offers students a forum to present and reflect on cross-cultural experiences, including global and domestic internships, fellowships, research, service trips, and study abroad programs, says Evelynn Ellis, vice president for Institutional Diversity & Equity.

Forum Schedule

Remarks by President Phil Hanlon ’77 will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Kemeny 008, and the presentations are divided into three sessions, from 12:15 to 1 p.m., 1:20 to 2 p.m. and 2:20 to 3 p.m.

Evelynn Ellis of Institutional Diversity & Equity will deliver remarks at the closing session from 3 to 3:30 p.m. In addition, there are poster sessions highlighting service programs from 1 to 1:20 p.m. and 2 to 2:20 p.m. in the Kemeny Rotunda. For the full schedule of events, visit the Student Forum on Global Learning website.

President Phil Hanlon ’77, who will deliver the opening address, called it a great opportunity for students to share their unique experiences “while inspiring others to pursue active learning beyond the classroom.

”As Dartmouth expands its global impact, our students are increasingly taking on challenging problems that ignore both academic and national boundaries, so we have reason to be excited by their work,“ Hanlon says.

The forum is part of Dartmouth’s Martin Luther King Day celebrations, which have the theme of ”a time for positive and vigorous change.“

Ellis, who will speak at the closing reception, called it ”a powerful day“ that is all the more significant to her as part of the Martin Luther King Day events.

”It is one of those rare opportunities when I get to spend most of my day with students as they share their learning experience, research, and ideas for integrating these ideas into a life mission,“ she says.

”I know if Martin Luther King were here, he would say, ‘This is what I intended. This is part of the dream.’ That up at Dartmouth, there is a forum for students researching, studying, and defining how to implement the lessons of global experience into their lives."

Bill Platt