Hilary E. Kahn, director of the Center for the Study of Global Change and international studies professor at Indiana University, lead a videoconference on global teaching on April 25, 2014. Her presentation, “Global Teaching: Encouraging students to transcend borders and care about the world,” introduced the concept of global learning as a form of collective engagement that is interdisciplinary and multi-perspectival. She returned to campus on September 29, 2014 to conduct a workshop for faculty interested in globalizing their courses.
Hilary E. Kahn
Dr. Hilary E. Kahn is the Director for the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University Bloomington. She is also the Director of Indiana University’s Ph.D. Minor in Global Studies and leads the Framing the Global Research and Publication Project (with IU Press), the Global Learning Across Indiana Project (with Ivy Tech Community College) and the Voices and Visions: Islam and Muslims from a Global Perspective Project. Dr. Kahn is also faculty in the International Studies Department, and has taught numerous courses on topics such as issues and approaches to global studies, visual anthropology, intercultural communication, human rights and the arts, and indigenous cultures of Central America and Mexico. By using videoconferencing technology to link with classrooms overseas, she has taught students in Macedonia, Indonesia, and Russia. She also conducts research and has directed international service learning programs in Bluefields, Jamaica. Her areas of research and expertise include global teaching and learning, visual anthropology, grounded global studies, critical social theory, visual pedagogies, and the internationalization of higher education. Her first book, “Seeing and Being Seen: The Q’eqchi’ Maya of Guatemala and Beyond” (University of Texas Press, 2006), is about her ethnographic research; her second book, “Framing the Global” (Indiana University Press), is an edited volume about global research that is coming out in July 2014; she is currently writing her third book about innovative practices in the internationalization of higher education. She is leading the strategic planning efforts for the internationalization of Indiana University and is regularly invited to speak and lead workshops on curriculum internationalization and global learning for universities and educational organizations. She was the past leader of the Internationalization of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Committee for NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and she is currently on the Executive Committee of AIEA (Association of International Education Administrators) and the Advisory Board for Diversity and Democracy of AAC&U (Association of American Colleges and Universities).