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The Global School - Virtual Event Series

Join each event in this year long series to celebrate The Global School at WPI, learn more about the different components of The Global School at WPI, and see how you can get involved. Monthly events will focus on regional and grand challenge themes within the context of ongoing collaborations with partners from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania, Asia, Europe, and Glocal (Global/local). The series will also include plenary talks by leading luminaries. 

Robert Langer

October 2020

October 9, 2020

VIRTUAL CELEBRATION AND UNIVERSITY LECTURE

The kickoff event included an overview of The Global School at WPI, a session on Global Grand Challenges, and a presentation by Dr. Robert Langer, Institute Professor at MIT. If you missed the event, click the links below to view presentations.

 

Africa - Global School Event Series

November 2020

November 6, 2020

AFRICA

This event celebrated WPI's rich partnerships and deep engagements with organizations based in and doing work in sub-Saharan Africa. The exciting work WPI and its partners are carrying out in Africa under the auspices of Science and Technology for Development was shared.

Latin America - Global School Event Series

December 2020

December 2, 2020

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Sustainability and the environment are global grand challenge themes that this event focused on. Dr. Carlos Nobre, who was a co-author on the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which received the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, delivered the plenary address.

Middle East - Global School Event Series

January 2021

January 27, 2021

MIDDLE EAST

This event focused on building partnerships with the Middle East a vision for the future.

Oceania - Global School Event Series

February 2021

February 9, 2021 5:00 - 7:45 pm ET

OCEANIA

The Oceania event began with two keynote speakers: an interview with Mele Wendt, MNZM from Wellington New Zealand and a talk from Professor Holger Droessler, Assistant Professor of History at WPI. Panels reviewing WPI's existing project centers in the region and regional topics including climate change, nature and society, and indigeneity followed.

Asia - Global School Event Series

March 2021

March 18, 2021, 8:00-11:00 AM

ASIA

This program will focus on faculty research and student projects, WPI’s institutional partners in Asia, and what future collaborations in the region could look like. Meng Bo, Associate Dean of the Office of International Affairs at Tsinghua University, will deliver the keynote address.

Europe - Global School Event Series

April 2021

April 21, 2021, 8:30-11:30AM

EUROPE

Mark Leonard, co-founder and director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, will deliver a keynote address. An alumni panel will discuss the outlook for business in Europe after the coronavirus followed by a Critical Conversation on the circular economy.

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On campus project work

May 2021

May 3, 2021, 8:00 am - 10:30 am

THE FUTURE OF WORK/WORKER

Agenda and registration link coming soon