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Global Humanitites Institute


Campus Conversations

Humanities in Higher Education
This episode of Campus Conversations asks—What are the humanities and why should we study them? It also explores some of the humanities programs at Montgomery College.  

View on the Campus Conversations web site.

Common Language Reading Group


Join a group of faculty, staff and administrators in a series of conversations based on the excellent Globalization: A Very Short Introduction [Oxford University Press] by Manfred B. Steger. Discussions will be led by Dr. Gregory Wahl, recent recipient of Professor of the Year Award and Cultural Studies expert. Read more>>

Recent Events

Speaker: Christine Chin
Wednesday, March 5, 2–4 p.m.
Cosmopolitan Sex Workers:
Women and Migration in a Global City

Join us for a fascinating discussion of an unfortunate global phenomenon: human trafficking, particularly of women and girls. Dr. Christine Chin brings to Montgomery College her very latest findings, published in her new book, Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Location: Gudelsky 222—224, Rockville Campus Read more>>

Distinguished Speakers Series
GHI brings you a series of events featuring renowned experts in international education, the humanities, and global studies.

Carol Schneider
Wednesday, February 5, 2—4 p.m.
Giving Students a Compass:
New Directions for the Global Humanities
Dr. Carol Schneider, President of the American Association for Colleges and Universities, will give an informative and timely presentation on the value of the humanities and liberal arts in the world today. Location: Globe Hall, Germantown Campus Read more>>

All programs and offerings by the Global Humanities Institute are free and open to the public.

Director's Message

The Global Humanities Institute was created in 2012 with the support of a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The NEH, the world’s largest supporter of the humanities, put forth a new initiative, Bridging Cultures, whose aim is to “engage the power of the humanities to promote understanding and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States and abroad.”

Why Globalize the Humanities?

Watch as the the founders of the Global Humanities Institute discuss the reasons why the humanities should be globalized and why the Global Humanities Institute is valuable to Montgomery College.



The Global Humanitites Institute is a partnership with
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Help us Prepare Students for the Global Economy 

When you make a tax-deductible gift to the College’s Global Humanities Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant will provide 50% matching funds. Simply visit, or contact the Montgomery College Foundation for more information at (240) 567-7900.

Global Humanities Institute •  7600 Takoma Avenue • Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

For general program information contact Dr. Rita Kranidis, Program DIrector • (240) 567-1617 • 
For event information contact Ms. Jovina Orme, Administrative Aid • (240) 567-1368 • 



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