Each academic year, the Institute selects a particular theme that is relevant, timely, and of global significance. Over the course of an entire school year, scholars and policymakers from around the world visit campus to lecture, lead small group discussions, share meals with students, and visit classes.
Past seminars have included topics such as “Democracy and the World: 2005”; "China and the Pacific Rim”; and "Understanding the Global Media.”
The Global Network
Committed to providing its students with the opportunity to interact with distinguished leaders from around the world, the Institute’s seminar offerings and visiting scholars represent a rich diversity of academic interests, races, ethnic groups, nationalities, and religions.
The Global Studies Institute supplements its seminar programs by employing the latest technology, allowing students to electronically communicate around the world via wide-screen, high-definition television. The “Global Network” is a videoconferencing alliance of distinguished scholars, soldiers, policymakers, diplomats, and entrepreneurs.
It provides Culver students with unprecedented access to the world as they study international relations, the global economy, national security affairs and diplomacy. Connecting students to the world is what the Global Studies Institute is all about. Making connections……… from Bombay to Bogota; from Hong Kong to Capetown.
Culver @ The UN
Culver @ the UN gives Culver students the unprecedented opportunity to go directly to the heart of the international community and interact with leaders from throughout the world.
Under the direction of the Global Studies Institute, Culver students may design a “global studies” project; make arrangements to meet with relevant UN officials; and schedule appoint-ments at UN diplomatic missions. Students then spend several days in New York—interacting, reading, listening, and learning.
Upon return to Culver, a formal presentation is made to the Global Studies Institute, and a report submitted to Culver’s e-cannon, the school’s online newsletter. Some students may even use this opportunity to supplement an on-going Global Studies “honors” project.