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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, Japan, 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 Round 8

Save the date!

The next round of Global Conversations are set for May 6-16, 2024. Since March 2020, DePaul, in collaboration with over 200 faculty facilitators from 60 international institutions, has conducted several rounds of Global Conversations hosting over 3,000 students from 6 continents. Thanks to many of you, the Global Conversations have been dynamic and engaging sessions where students found similarities with others all over the world, and learned more about the differences in experiences regarding global issues. Information for students to register will be posted here in March of 2024.

​If you are a DePaul faculty member or external faculty member who would like to propose a session for the 8th round of Global Conversations, please read the information below and then click the button to propose a Global Conversation session. 


Proposals require a team of at least two faculty members from two different institutions in two different countries (the total number of faculty facilitators in a single session must not exceed four). 
Proposals will be prioritized based on:

  • Clear descri​ptions of how student interaction will be the primary focus of the session;
  • International teams established with a DePaul faculty member;
  • Details of how you will promote and encourage student attendance;
  • Clear learning outcomes with inclusion of at least one learning outcome addressing how students will build intercultural competencies (such as those outlined by Dr. Darla K. Deardorff’s Intercultural Competence Model). 

Please have only one perso​n from the team complete the form. To accommodate multiple international schedules, the submission period is from September 11, 2023 to January 12, 2024. The ultimate deadline to complete the form is Friday, January 12, 2024.

​To learn more about the Global Conversations and best practices, please consider attending one of the informational sessions to be held via Zoom on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023​ at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm US Central. To attend and receive the Zoom link​,​ please email Emily Kraus.  

Here's what students have said: 

  • "I am very interested in dialoguing with others across differences to work together to improve the future of our global family."

  • "I wanted to hear different perspectives from people worldwide on this topic and how we can come up with solutions together as a society."

  • "It was really interesting to listen to different perspectives on what culture means to different people, but at the same time being able to generally agree on the value of cultural diversity, especially ."

  • ​“[I will remember] the openness of the discussions we held. I felt everyone was able to speak their mind, judgment free, and could be heard. Lots of great opinions were shared, and I think that is for the benefit of everyone.”​

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)​​
​Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (Brazil)
​Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)
​Radboud University (The Netherlands)
​Australian Catholic University (Australia)
​Shanghai International Studies University (China) 
​Baroda University (India)
​St. John's University (USA)
​Bilkent University (Turkey)
​Symbiosis International University (India)
​Brandeis University (USA)
​Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
​Catholic Institute of West Africa (Nigeria)
​The Open University (The UK)
​Caucasus International University (Georgia)
​Tianjin Normal University (China)
​Centro Paula Souza (Brazil)
​Ukrainian Catholic University (Ukraine)
​Centro Universitário Christus (Brazil)
​Douglas College (Canada)
​Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (Chile)
​EADA Business School (Spain)
​Universidad Católica de Salta (Argentina)
​Edward Bernays University College (Croatia)
​Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera (Spain)
​Faculdade de Tecnologia de Indaiatuba (FATEC) (Brazil)
​Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
​Fudan University (China)
​Universidad de Deusto (Spain)
​Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (Brazil)
​Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)
​Hampton University (USA)
​Universidad ICESI (Colombia)
​Higher Colleges of Technology (UAE)
​Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina)
​Huaqiao University (China)
​Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) (Brazil)
​Instituto Brasileiro de Ensino, Desenvolvimento e Pesquisa (Brazil)
​Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (Brazil)
​Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)
​Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (Kenya)
​Universität Zu Göttingen (Germany)​
​Kansai University (Japan)
​University of Calabar (Nigeria)
​Kaohsiung Medical University (Taiwan)
​University of Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Keele University (UK) 
​University of Minnesota (USA)
​Loughborough University (The UK)
​University of Stirling (The UK)
Makerere University (Uganda)
University of Utah (USA)​
Morgan State University (USA)
​University of Uyo (Nigeria)
National Kaohsiung Normal University (Taiwan)
​University of Valencia (Spain)
Notre Dame Seishin University (Japan)
​Weifang University (China)
Nottingham Trent University (The UK)