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Global-VU TIPs Initiative Workshops

Important note: GlobalVU Initiative programs have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we remain strongly committed to continued development once it becomes safe to travel again. 

Spring 2020 Workshops

“Terrorism, Healthcare, and Displacement in the West African Sahel”
February 21, 2020, Vanderbilt Student Life Center
Organized by Moses Ochonu and Muktar Aliyu
Multidisciplinary and multinational group of scholars, as well as healthcare practitioners and policy experts from around the globe will come together to examine impact of crises in West African Sahel. 

“At the Borders of Art and Power: Western Classical Music in the Global Marketplace”
February 10-11, 2020, Blair School of Music
Organized by Douglas Shadle and Joy Calico
Focusing on the status of Western classical music in the global marketplace, this event brings together practitioners with diverse perspectives from around the world to make a timely intervention into music scholarship as currently practiced.

“The Power of Collaborative Inquiry: Reimagining Teacher Professional Development”

Peabody Rotunda (postponed, new date forthcoming)
Organized by Xiu Cravens, Ellen Goldring and Erin O’Hara
There is increasing recognition that teachers must improve instructional practice throughout their careers to address the evolving needs of students and communities. Bringing together a group of distinguished guests from around the globe, this event will examine what types of teacher collaboration create authentic opportunities for learning and instructional improvement.