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Global Conversations

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Global Conversations sessions are 90-minute lively Zoom synchronous sessions in which students from several international partner institutions interact in a guided, facilitated manner on a list of global topics. In these sessions, DePaul faculty members have partnered with faculty from our international partner universities from countries including Brazil, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Australia, the UK and more.  These dynamic sessions have cultivated intercultural, meaningful discussions on how global issues affect various academic disciplines and industries, such as psychology, public health, business and more. 

Global Conversations

The next round of Global Conversations will be held October 3-14, 2022. To propose a session, please click the blue button. 

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Global Conversations Details

  • Global Conversation sessions are 90-minute lively Zoom synchronous sessions in which students from several international partner institutions interact in a guided, facilitated manner on a list of global topics. 

  • The sessions are designed for student dialogue and international connection, NOT as faculty lectures. 

  • Sessions are co-facilitated by faculty members from various participating international institutions, preferably including a DePaul faculty. Faculty teams are often most manageable when they are composed of 2-4 members. Faculty members are encouraged to form their own teams in advance. The Global Engagement team at DePaul can also assist in finding a faculty partner at DePaul. 

  • The Global Engagement team will take care of the logistics of the sessions, coordinating the registration, and providing an in-room assistant that will help manage the Zoom room.


Faculty teams are expected to:

  • Maximize student participation by incorporating the sessions as part of their current syllabi as they see fit. 

  • Commit to bringing at least 7 students per faculty member to participate in the session.

  • Identify, if possible, at least two learning outcomes that include how students, through participation in the Global Conversation, will build intercultural competencies such as those outlined by Dr. Darla K. Deardorff’s Intercultural Competence Model.

  • Have one DePaul faculty member be the convener of the group, calling the team together. 

  • Commit to conduct at least one synchronous planning meeting in advance of the session, ensuring that the team finalizes the structure of the sessions and the discussion questions that will guide students’ participation.

  • Be flexible and adaptable during the planning stages and during the synchronous session. For example, if a topic is proposed without faculty partners, be willing to work with your faculty team to compromise on a revised session topic. The Global Engagement team does our best to match faculty with similar interests or disciplines, and therefore, proposed topics must often be revised to meet the whole teams’ talents and expertise. 

  • Share their feedback with the Global Engagement team by completing a short survey after all sessions conclude.


Proposals will be prioritized based on:

  • Clearly identified learning outcomes addressing intercultural competencies;

  • Evidence of a plan to ensure student attendance;

  • Established international faculty teams, especially those with a DePaul faculty member.


Sessions conducted bilingually are welcome and encouraged, as long as all faculty are bilingual in the chosen languages.

 For a list of former Global Conversations conducted, please click here.  For any questions, please email Emily Kraus.  

Thank you to our partner institutions:

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences                    (The Netherlands)

Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

Australian Catholic University (Australia)

Baroda University (India)

Bilkent University (Turkey)

Brandeis University (USA)

Catholic Institute of West Africa (Nigeria)

Centro Universitário Christus (Brazil)

Centro Paula Souza (Brazil)

EADA Business School (Spain)

Edward Bernays University College (Croatia)

Faculdade de Tecnologia de Indaiatuba (FATEC) (Brazil)

Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (Brazil)

Hampton University (USA)

Higher Colleges of Technology (UAE)

Huaqiao University (China)

Instituto Brasileiro de Ensino, Desenvolvimento e Pesquisa (Brazil)

Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)

Kansai University (Japan)

Keele University (UK) 

Loughborough University (The UK)

Makerere University (Uganda)

Morgan State University (USA)

National Kaohsiung Normal University (Taiwan)

Notre Dame Seishin University (Japan)

Nottingham Trent University (The UK)

The Open University (The UK)

Radboud University (The Netherlands)

Shanghai International Studies University (China) 

St. John's University (USA)

Symbiosis International University (India)

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)

Ukrainian Catholic University (Ukraine)

Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera (Spain)

Universidad de Deusto (Spain) 

Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)

Universidad ICESI (Colombia)

Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) (Brazil)

Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (Brazil)

Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)

Universität Zu Göttingen (Germany)

University of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

University of Minnesota (USA)

University of Stirling (The UK)

University of Uyo (Nigeria)

Weifang University (China)