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About the Center

Lewis Global Studies Center

Talented young women are increasingly recognized around the globe as the hope of their nations, organizations and families. Smith College has embarked on a defining initiative: to educate women who will transform their communities and change our world. From day one on campus, students engage with international and intercultural issues. In collaboration with faculty advisers, students design a program of in-class and out-of-class global leadership experiences.

Mission Statement

The Lewis Global Studies Center integrates, enriches and promotes opportunities for the critical study of global issues in order to advance the college’s mission to prepare women for global citizenship and leadership. We engage Smith students, faculty and staff in international and intercultural studies and cultivate an understanding of the global context of a Smith education.

Who We Are

Laura Gomez

Administrative Coordinator

Lisa Johnson

Associate Dean for International Study
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Angelo Pisano

Study Abroad Coordinator
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Claire Seely

International Students & Scholars Advisor
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Caitlin Szymkowicz

Associate Dean of International Students & Scholars
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Gregory White

Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard 1969 Faculty Director of the Lewis Global Studies Center
Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government

Global Leaders-in-Residence Program

The Global Leaders-in-Residence program brings distinguished international leaders to campus to interact with students and faculty members. Leaders are drawn from diverse fields such as diplomacy, business, government, philanthropy, the arts, journalism, science, medicine, engineering, and education. Visiting scholars and speakers are also invited to campus for shorter residency programs. The center provides a venue for students to interact with these renowned guests in formal and informal ways.

Visiting Scholars Program

Smith College’s Visiting Scholars Program serves to enrich campus intellectual activities, nurture the college’s commitment to cultural diversity and further its goal of being a world college.