2012 - 2013

Additional Resources

Extraterritoriality and the Construction of International Governance Frameworks for Business and Human Rights

Nabih Haddad, School of International Affairs, Penn State

Over the last decade, two international institutions — the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) — have crafted frameworks for the governance of the human rights impacts of international business activities. In both cases, the focus has been on creating international standards above national law. Yet, both systems also provide a space for the assertion of national law beyond the territorial limits of states, at least under certain circumstances. But the assertion of extraterritorial power has been controversial for a century or more.

Fostering Student Global Engagement through Academic Advising A professional development seminar for academic advisers at Penn State

During fall 2012, the Division of Undergraduate Studies hosted "Fostering Student Global Engagement through Academic Advising," a scholarly professional development seminar on the importance of academic advising in cultivating a global perspective in undergraduate students. Sessions focused on understanding globalization in an educational context, engaging students in global issues, introducing the range of global opportunities—curricular and co-curricular—available at the University, and informing the pedagogy of advising for global engagement.

The Division of Undergraduate Studies and Penn State World Campus partnered with WPSU to live stream the event, which was made possible in part through a grant from the Bringing Theory to Practice Project in cooperation with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Generous support for the seminar additionally came from Penn State's Center for Global Studies and the World Campus.


Session 1

Video recording

Robert Crane, Ph.D., Alliance for Education Science, Engineering, and Development in Africa

Session 2

Video recording

Julianna Chaszar, Ph.D., College of the Liberal Arts

Nimisha Thakur, M.Arch, University Office of Global Programs

Session 3

Video recording

Sophia McClennen, Ph.D., Center for Global Studies

Susannah Barsom, Ph.D., Center for Sustainability

Session 4

Video recording

Elena Galinova, Ph.D.; Marie Lindhorst, Ph.D.; and Marion Schwartz, Ph.D., all from the Division of Undergraduate Studies

This discussion, moderated by Dr. John Kelmelis, looked at the impact and the implications of the disasters in Japan from a variety of perspectives. Panelists included Dr. Charles Ammon, Dr. Gregory Smits, Dr. Arthur Motta, and Dr. Yumiko Watanabe. To view the webcast of Disasters in Japan, you may need to download Microsoft SilverLight Player.

The Future is Global Education: A Panel Discussion

Leaders in various international initiatives at Penn State will discuss the possibilities and challenges that globalizing trends present to faculty and students in institutions of higher education, and to offer creative ways that the PSU community can address them. Ultimately our goal is to consider how PSU can lead the future of global education.

Expanding Sustainability: Rights, Global Economics, and Human Transformation

A Public Talk with Chilean Environmental Economist, Diplomat and Spiritual Teacher Alfredo Sfeir-Younis.

The video presentation is available in five parts:

The Q&A session following the presentation is available in three parts:

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