Making Connections around the Globe

The Global Engagement Office connects the School of Education community with resources, knowledge, and support to engage in and carry out globally-focused initiatives. Thank you for visiting our site.

We look forward to working with you.

Summer 2021 Update

Beijing Normal University (BNU) is offering a 3-day virtual summer program July 12th-14th for students from UW-Madison’s School of Education and other International Network of Education Institutions. The topic of the program is “Opportunities and Challenges of Educational Governance in Post-epidemic Era.” This is a unique opportunity to join faculty and experts from BNU, along with other students from China, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, to take part in a summer program that investigates how educational governance will differ after the pandemic using China as a case study.

We are able to nominate three participants. If you are a rising senior or graduate student in the School of Education and wish to participate, please visit the SoE Call for the BNU Summer School for an overview of the program. Please click here to access the application. Internal applications to the School of Education are due Monday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. (Central Time). 

Spring 2021 Updates

On Friday, April 16th the Global Engagement Office joined IRIS, the Department of Educational Policy Studies, the Global Higher Education Program and PLACE in hosting a virtual global research symposium on “Citizenship, Human Rights, and Social Justice Education: Facilitating Positive Change Through Theory and Action.” The event, attended by over 100 people, included talks from nine faculty colleagues from across the International Network of Education Institutions, and graduate student poster presentations. Visit the event website to see the incredible posters designed by graduate students from University of Melbourne (Australia), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), University of Toronto (Canada), Beijing National University (China), Aarhus University (Denmark), Hiroshima University (Japan), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), University College London (UK), and UW-Madison.

On Friday, April 23rd, the GEO supported the Curriculum and Instruction International Student Association (CIISA) and the Southeast Asian Research Group (SEARG) in hosting a screening of the film “Rebel Artists of Burma” followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and others. CIISA and SEARG’s event served as a fundraiser for Mutual Aid Myanmar.

Dr. Paul Whitinui (Ngā Puhi, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Kurī), Associate Professor at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, offered a talk titled “More than an Acknowledgement: Putting First Peoples First in the Academy” on Thursday, April 29th to a group of approximately 50 attendees. Dr. Whitinui generously is allowing us to share his talk and slides with the community. To access Dr. Whitinui’s talk, please click here. To access the PowerPoint slide deck from his talk, please click here