Theme: Educating Global Citizens

The Lightning Talks speaker event is a reflection and learning forum where Boston University faculty and invited guests identify areas of challenge and opportunity and share strategies for engaging educational experiences in the in-person environment. The speaker series, co-hosted by Digital Learning & Innovation and The Center for Teaching & Learning, is open to BU faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.

Fall 2022: Boston University has a large international population of students, faculty, and researchers and a large international presence through its extensive global programs. Educating the global citizens of the future, whether on BU’s campuses or abroad, is an exciting opportunity that offers many possibilities and challenges to our instructors.

In this Lightning Talks event, faculty presenters will broadly highlight strategies for integrating international students and their experiences into classes and the BU campus, creating community and appreciation of diversity for all students; and explore ways to help students appreciate cultural diversity when they are studying abroad.

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About the Moderator: Willis Wang, Vice President & Associate Provost for BU Global Programs, Deputy General Counsel

As Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs, Willis oversees a team that enrolls 2,400+ students annually in study abroad programs and manages academic centers in 11 cities across 10 countries; provides immigration support to 11,000+ international students and scholars; operates an accredited ESL school; and provides operational and risk management expertise for BU global teaching, research, and service-learning activities. Read more here.