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Global Dialogues
Online Lecture Series

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About Global Dialogues

Global Dialogues is an international, cross-cultural, and virtual lecture series. Similar to CEA's practice at our onsite locations, this lecture series invites distinguished scholars, intellectuals, professionals, and entrepreneurs to present and discuss themes and topics with connections to our courses. They are open to CEA's student body, our US university partners, and colleagues from our international communities. This series presents the unique opportunity to unite guests from across our sites within one virtual and global environment, facilitating cross-cultural and comparative exchange. Though speakers will address subjects of global interest, most themes and topics will be approached through a local lens, offering exposure to perspectives otherwise difficult to find.

2021 Lecture Series


Elizabeth Milovidov (FRA)
Dr. Milovidov is an independent expert on Digital Parenting for the Children’s Rights Division of Council of Europe where she co-authored the Internet Literacy Handbook and the Digital Citizenship Handbook. She is also an advisor for e-Enfance, a French online child protection association providing support to parents and children and her core work involves researching solutions for parenting in the digital age. She is an international speaker on digital safety issues, leads parental workshops, writes on digital parenting, and also moderates a Facebook Group for parents, caregivers and child protection specialists called, [2]The Digital Parenting Community.

Noah Sobe (USA)
Noah W. Sobe is Senior Project Officer at UNESCO where he works in the Division on the Futures of Learning and Innovation helping to lead UNESCO’s Futures of education initiative. He is editor of the journal European Education, past-president of the Comparative and International Education Society and on leave from a faculty position as Professor of Cultural and Educational Policy Studies at Loyola University Chicago.

Tue   |   MAY 18   |   1PM EDT

Remote work: Advantages and disadvantages for an organization and an individual

COVID has required remote work around the globe, and now more companies are considering remote work as an acceptable alternative to office space. Will employers that now allow remote work also concede flexible hours to workers? Are we moving towards a more fluid home-work balance? Let’s discuss. *This Global Dialogue will run 75 minutes in length.

Michele Rowan (USA)
Laura Marsi (GER)
Mario Roset (ARG)
Tue   |   JUN 29   |   1PM EDT

The Gig economy and the changing landscape of work

Is gig work a fantastic opportunity for those who prefer flexible hours and to choose their work projects? Or does the absence of employee protection and stability mean that gig work is really only advantageous for companies? This new landscape is controversial and growing. Let’s discuss.

James Soriero (USA)
Joanna Pousset (SPA)

James Soriero (USA)

Jim Soriero is originally from Pennsylvania, but has lived in New York City since the 80’s. He has an accounting degree from Baruch College and continuing education certificates from NYU in computer programming, web design, and digital graphics. In addition, he’s a Quickbooks certified consultant. He started gigging long before the term was invented and has sustained his living working in various industries. Bookkeeping, voiceovers, short-term Airbnb rental management, web design, tap dance teacher, and photography are all jobs he has worked in over the past 20 years. His life as a gigger has given him a wide range of experience in many industries from dance studios to medical offices.

Joanna Pousset (SPA)
Joanna Pousset, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at Toulouse Business School, Barcelona, Spain. Her research interests are in Social Influence, Persuasion and Management Profiling. In particular, she studies behavioral aspects of team dynamics, narcissism and power struggles in upper echelons, psychological manipulation and entrepreneurial psychology. She mentors and empowers young entrepreneurs on their long-term goal of making their venture a success.

Tue   |   JUL 27   |   1PM EDT

New challenges for international education

As the pandemic forces us to recognize our global interconnectedness, we must consider what it means to be a global citizen and its relation to privilege, access, and responsibility. What can higher education do to help all students gain skills and knowledge to effectively contribute to an interconnected world? Let’s discuss.

Tracy Williams (US)
John Dennis (Italy)

Tracy Williams (US)

Dr. Tracy Rundstrom Williams is the Associate Director of the Center for International Studies at Texas Christian University, where she coordinates the curricular and scholarship components of study abroad, as well as the TCU Global Scholars program. In addition, she teaches courses on global citizenship and leads the Global Academy Panama study abroad program. Her contributions to intercultural learning include the resource book Learning through a PRISM and the "Change Your LENS" model for understanding intercultural encounters. Through research, teaching, and activism, Tracy focuses on fostering change to create a more positive and connected world.

John Dennis (Italy)

John L. Dennis, PhD, is a Behavioral Scientist working at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Università degli Studi di Perugia, etc. His research focuses on how people intentionally influence their lives and uses an active learning approach for his teaching. He's a Cognitive Behavior Therapy practitioner and is finishing his first book The Importance of Feeling Uncomfortable. In his spare time, he has founded a company that measures international student experiences.

“CEA’s Global Dialogue Series helped give context to this unprecedented time in the field of international education. Amidst the outpouring of virtual offerings after the start of the pandemic, CEA’s Global Dialogues stood out with unique, thoughtful topics, and a format that provided a connection to the international community at a time when many of us felt isolated from the rest of the world. Expert panelists invited us to view current events from a variety of different perspectives, and this type of multi-dimensional thinking is essential fuel for the innovative solutions we’re all looking for in this difficult time. I’m grateful to the Global Dialogue Series for reminding us of the importance of looking outside our personal worldview when confronting a challenge, and for emphasizing the mission we all share in international education of an ever-greater intercultural understanding.”

Lisa Cummins, Education Abroad Advisor at University of North Georgia


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