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.
Help us Prepare Students for the Global Economy
When you make a tax-deductible gift to the College’s new Global Humanities Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant will provide 50% matching funds. Simply visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/onlinegiving, or contact the Montgomery College Foundation for more information at (240) 567-7900.
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>>
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>>
Distinguished Speakers Series
GHI brings you a series of events featuring renowned experts in international education, the humanities, and global studies.
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>>
Humanities Leadership Award Presented
On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Dr. Lenneal Henderson was recognized for his outstanding work in bringing a humanistic methodology to his work in public administration and International relations with the presentation of the GHI Humanities Leadership Award. Read more>>
All programs and offerings by the Global Humanities Institute are free and open to the public.