Mestenhauser Lecture Series on Internationalizing Higher Education
This annual lecture is named in honor of Professor Josef A. Mestenhauser. It provides an academic forum in which scholars from around the world present innovative and thought-provoking scholarship on the internationalization of higher education.
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Stay tuned for information about the next Mestenhauser Lecture!
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- 2015: "The Freedom to Be: International Education and Crossing Borders" by Hanneke Teekens
- 2012-13: "Internationalizing the curriculum and student learning: Preparing graduates for the 21st century" by Professor Betty Leask, University of South Australia
- 2011: "Cultural Diplomacy and International Understanding" by Dr. Richard Arndt, author of "The First Resort of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century"
- 2010: "Intercultural Matters: The Internationalization of Higher Education" by Dr. Jolene Koester, president California State University, Northridge
- 2009: "Reflections on the past, present, and future of internationalizing higher education: Discovering opportunities to meet challenges" by Josef A. Mestenhauser, professor emeritus College of Education and Human Development University of Minnesota
Papers have been produced from each Mestenhauser Lecture.
2009: Dr. Josef Mestenhauser
Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Internationalizing Higher Education—Discovering Opportunities to Meet the Challenges
This book is a substantially expanded version of a presentation of the same title at the inaugural Josef A. Mestenhauser Lecture Series on Internationalizing Higher Education on October 28, 2009. Available as an e-book or print book through amazon.com. All proceeds will support the lecture series and related activities.
- Kindle e-book available for $9.99
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- Print copy available for $50.00.
2010: Dr. Jolene Koester
2011: Dr. Richard Arndt
2012-13: Dr. Betty Leask
2015: Hanneke Teekens
Mestenhauser Legacy Initiative
The Mestenhauser Legacy Initiative was launched by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance in close consultation with Professor Josef Mestenhauser to recognize his legacy to international education. Through this collection of innovative programs and scholarship, we strive to honor Professor Mestenhauser's legacy of working to broaden international understanding.