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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

Janie Vanpee

Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard '69 Faculty Director

Rebecca Hovey

Director, Dean for International Study

Caitlin Szymkowicz

Associate Dean of International Students & Scholars

Lisa Johnson

Assistant Dean for International Study

Nathan Hammond

Student Programming and Support Coordinator

Sara Lark

Administrative Coordinator

Susan Pouliot

Budget and Enrollment Coordinator

 


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.