The Georgia Council for International Visitors is seeking a new executive director now that the nonprofit’s longtime leader, Shell Stuart, has announced her departure 11 years after taking the helm and 13 years at the organization. Ms. Stuart, who recently married, is moving with her husband to coastal Oregon, where she plans to enjoy outdoor […]
Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, the Afghan ambassador in Washington, came to Georgia in early April with an optimistic message of further cooperation with the U.S., emphasizing the strengthening of people-to-people relationships and educational ties. To counter the negative assessments of the conflicts among the government leaders, the continued security concerns, corruption, the gap between the rich […]
With the world becoming even more connected, it might be surprising to find that enrollment in language courses is actually down nationally. But at Georgia State University the head of the language department is leading initiatives to make language study more appealing to students in the hope that they’ll be better prepared to compete in the […]
With Europe‘s refugee crisis taking over the world’s attention, the crisis in northeastern Nigeria slips below the headlines even though the Boko Haram terrorists have displaced 1.5 million people who are unable to leave an area that is pockmarked with burnt villages and destroyed schools. It is these “displaced people” that Princess Modupe Ozolua […]
As the Western world reeled from coordinated suicide bombings in Brussels March 22, the director of the Peace Corps said in Atlanta that her organization is fighting extremism at its root: building hope and goodwill through culturally sensitive service.
As with small, liberal arts colleges across the country, the recession that began in 2008 posed a serious threat to the future of the venerable Agnes Scott College, the 127-year-old women’s liberal arts institution in Decatur. Two dozen faculty and staff accepted early-retirement packages, others were laid off. Instead of despairing, the remaining faculty and staff, […]
During my first trip to Dublin, while most of my fellow Georgia State University students dozed on the bus ride from the airport to our hotel, I kept my eyes wide open and my face pressed against the window.
Kennesaw State University’s annual international awards ceremony March 22 is set to honor Hunaina Al-Mughairy, Oman’s ambassador to the U.S.
One hundred and thirty five Fulbright scholars will be arriving in Atlanta at the end of the month to participate in a seminar focused on the current U.S. election. The Georgia Council for International Visitors is coordinating their time in Atlanta and seeks volunteers to host in their homes as many as four of the […]
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta is seeking applications from under-40 professionals for a 10-day fellowship in China.