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Global Humanitites Institute


The Global Humanities Institute brings to the College community a series of events to enrich students’ awareness of the role study of the global humanities plays in educational, professional, and professional lives. We also offer expert speakers events and MC faculty presentations and workshops for an increased globalization of the Montgomery College culture.

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

Recent Events 

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 
Event Flyer [PDF]

Distinguished Speakers Series

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  
Event Flyer
[PDF], Presentation Slides [PPT]

2013 Humanities Leadership Award

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>> 

Humanities Day 2013

October 16–17
Events include a film series, lectures, discussions, and performances on all three Montgomery College campuses.
View a detailed schedule of Humanities Day events online or download the 
Humanities Day Schedule of Events (Organized by Campus) [PDF]

Step Afrika Dance Concert
This Humanities Day capstone event was held in the Cultural Arts Center on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.
October 17  Event Flyer [PDF] 

Constitution Day 2013

October 2, 2013
Free Speech, Whistleblowing, and Peacebuilding in a "Wikileaks" World: The Global Perspective
David J Smith led a timely and invigorating discussion of free speech in today's complex social, political, and global environments. A lawyer by trade, Smith is also a community college educator whose resume includes U.S. Institute of Peace, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Fulbright Association, and Street Law, Inc. He is the editor of Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource (USIP Press, 2013). While at Harford Community College, he was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar teaching at the University of Tartu (Estonia) Law School. Event flyer [PDF]

Distinguished Speakers Series

January 23, 2013
Why the Humanitites Need Global Studies
Dr. Peter Stearns, Provost and Historian, George Mason University


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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