The last several months have brought big changes for all of us in higher ed. Here at Lehigh, we moved programs online for the spring and summer.

Now that we have some experience with shifting international education programs online, we would like to share some of our innovations and lessons learned. We are especially excited to show how collaborations with our international partners help us continue with a robust set of international education programs.

That's why we are launching LU Global Innovators, a series of virtual dialogues for our friends and colleagues to share the ways in which Lehigh staff and faculty collaborate to advance the practice of international education. 

The series begins on July 1 and runs weekly through the summer.

The Iacocca Institute's Global Village Virtual: Building an Intimate Global Community in a Virtual Space

July 1 · 9:00 am - 9:45 am EST

Kira Mendez and Michael Schaefer from the Iacocca Institute will discuss how they moved the Institute’s innovative intercultural leadership programs online, without losing impact.

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A Partnership for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurial Education

July 8 · 9:00 am - 9:45 am EST

Lisa Getzler, executive director of Lehigh's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation, and Samantha Dewalt, managing director of Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, will discuss entrepreneurship education with Technical University of Dortmund, Germany.

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"The More Beautiful World": Contingencies, Collaborations and Elaborations from a Pilot Workshop on Developing a Philosophy of Global Citizenship

July 15 · 9:00 am - 9:45 am EST

Angelina Rodríguez, director of global citizenship and professor of practice at Lehigh will present with colleagues at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.

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Innovative Solutions to the Student Mobility Crisis: Virtual College Success Academy

July 22 · 9:00 am - 9:45 am EST

Mary Newbegin and Kayla Landers, instructors in Lehigh's International Center for Academic and Professional English, will discuss the new summer program for newly admitted international undergraduates. 

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July 29: Khanjan Mehta, vice provost for creative inquiry and director of the Mountaintop Initiative, will discuss creative inquiry with colleagues at Almaty Management University, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and Suleyman Demirel University, all in Kazakhstan.

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August 5: Bill Hunter, director of the Lehigh University-United Nations Partnership, talks about collaborating with the International Labour Organization.

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