ST. LOUIS, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Webster University and the Office of Corporate Partnerships are pleased to announce the inaugural Global Leaders in Residence program. The announcement was made by Dr. Elizabeth Stroble, President of Webster University.
The Global Leaders in Residence program extends the University's long-standing commitment to partnerships around the world. Beginning in 2012, Webster University will host distinguished individuals who are considered thought leaders in their fields from across a wide spectrum of disciplines. These invited leaders will be tapped from the University's global community, including St. Louis and throughout the U.S., as well as Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, London, Thailand, and China.
While in residence, each of the Global Leaders will interact with students to assist in real world learning by connecting theory to practice. Leaders will share their unique perspectives based upon their experiences in forums that are free and open to all students, faculty and the general public.
"We are honored to host such distinguished thinkers and leaders in their respective fields," states Dr. Stroble. "The opportunities we are creating for our University family and the broader community to interact with these global leaders signify Webster University's commitment to advancing global academic excellence."
Webster University and the Office of Corporate Partnerships are honored to present the inaugural 2012 Global Leaders in Residence:
April 9-12, 2012: Yolanda Kakabadse, President World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International, will be in residence at the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology. Through a series of engagements with students, community leaders and the general public, Ms. Kakabadse will enable and empower creative problem solving and learning experiences necessary to deepen the understanding and development of sustainability perspectives in the core practice of business.
April 26-29, 2012: Steve James, Acclaimed Filmmaker, will be in residence at the School of Communications. Mr. James, one of the most courageous and talented documentary filmmakers, will present to the public four of his award-winning films, including the groundbreaking 1995 Hoop Dreams.
September 24-25, 2012: Jonathan Kozol, Distinguished Author and Educator, will be in residence in the School of Education. Mr. Kozol will deliver a keynote address on September 24 and dedicate time with students on September 25. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the 1968 National Book Award for Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools, and the New England Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award (Finalist 1992) for Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools.
Webster University's mission of ensuring high quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence is an ideal environment for these distinguished leaders to connect students to deep, real-world knowledge of significance.
For more information about the inaugural 2012 Global Leaders in Residence program and to make reservations, visit http://www.webster.edu/partners/index.shtml.
About Webster University:
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based University providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The University is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.
About the Office of Corporate Partnerships:
The Office of Corporate Partnerships (www.webster.edu/partners) or 314-246-6957 at Webster University initiates and develops collaborations with businesses and industries, an essential activity for the University in times that demand collective talent, skill and capacity across institutional boundaries. The Office also engages corporate partners in the University's communities to provide solutions to issues of mutual interest.
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