The Global Partners Project is a set of initiatives to strengthen international studies for liberal arts colleges, linking together 41 colleges and 3 consortia. The interdisciplinary faculty development seminar in summer 2001 encourages the study of Central Europe by scholars and teachers from a variety of disciplines. Seminar Participants hail from the ACM (Associated Colleges of the Midwest); the GLCA (Great Lake Colleges Association); and the ACS (Associated Colleges of the South). The seminar is designed to engage faculty with a variety of scholarly and curricular interests. Beginning with a common core of readings developed by the Central Europe/Russia Task Force and colleagues in the Czech Republic, specific topics, presentations and site visits will be developed to accommodate the interests of participants.
The seminar will be held June 15 - July 2, 2001 at Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic and will include excursions to Prague and Krakow, Poland. Participation in the seminar is fully funded by the Global Partners Project. Participants were selected in December 2000. Todd Armstrong, Associate Professor and chair of the Russian Department at Grinnell College, will be the seminar facilitator. He has been active in interdisciplinary approaches to international studies, and has extensive in-country experience in Central and Eastern Europe, including study in Russia, Poland and Bulgaria. He was the Director of the ACM Central European Studies Program at Palacky University in fall 1999.
This page is intended as a source of general information about the seminar, as well as a resource for seminar participants. It will also serve as an archival record of the seminar, and will be a space for seminar participants to stay in contact and share projects, ideas and other results of the seminar.
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This page created and maintained by Todd Armstrong. Last updated on May 8, 2001