Global Studies

A World Apart

This photo of Matea Osti '08 (left) and Marwa Abdel Latif '09 ran in the New York Times in 2006. (Credit: Josh Meltzer/The New York Times/Redux)

Two refugees find friendship, sense of home during college years It was a cold January day in 2005, when a new international student sat down at the same table as Matea Osti ’08 in the College dining hall. Osti had noticed her a few days before, huddled in her winter coat while inside one of... READ MORE >>

Randolph alumnus earns prestigious Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

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A Randolph College alumnus has been named a 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Youssef Elkei ’13 is one of just 20 students nationwide to receive the honor. Ten other students received the undergraduate fellowships. Administered for the U.S. Department of State by the Woodrow Wilson... READ MORE >>

Randolph students honored at National Model United Nations

Penny Trieu ’15 and East Cao ’16 won an award for best position paper at the National Model United Nations conference.

Two Randolph College students won an award at the National Model United Nations Conference (NMUN) in New York City, March 29-April 3. Penny Trieu ’15 and East Cao ’16, sitting on the Human Rights Council, won an award for best position paper. Position papers are policy memos prepared in advance of the conference by student... READ MORE >>

Great Decisions lecture series features talk by Randolph global studies professor

jennifer dugan

Jennifer Dugan will present a talk in the 2015 Great Decisions lecture series on Thursday, February 12, in the Lynchburg Public Library Community Meeting Room at 3 p.m.... READ MORE >>

Creative writing and social activism meet in upcoming lecture

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Author Corban Addison will give a public lecture at Randolph College on Monday, Dec. 1, from 7 – 8 p.m in Nichols Theatre.... READ MORE >>

Summer Research projects aim to increase food sustainability and security

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Two Randolph students focused on sustainable food supplies in research projects this summer. Paul Rush ’16 worked on a project that would allow Randolph students to help feed people in need in the Lynchburg community. Hailey Nguyen ’15 investigated steps the College could take to improve sustainability of its own food services operations. Rush started... READ MORE >>

Student wins awards at fast-paced international affairs conference

Youssef Alkei pauses for a picture with Aishani Bansal, director-general of the organizers of the Cornell International Affairs Conference.

Over fall break, Youssef Elkei ’13 exiled a government leader, convinced a nation’s cabinet not to start a war, and was assassinated—all as a part of a government simulation at a foreign affairs conference. Elkei represented Randolph College in the Cornell International Affairs Conference (CIAC). He served as minister of justice in a mock Egyptian... READ MORE >>

Model United Nations Team Shines at National Conference

Randolph College’s Model United Nations team continued its winning tradition at the annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference, April 17-21 in New York City. Randolph took home an Honorable Mention for Delegation Performance, the fifth year in a row the college delegation was am... READ MORE >>

Randolph College Holds Second Annual Symposium of Artists and Scholars

LYNCHBURG – Nationally-recognized science journalist and author Eric Roston will kick off Randolph College’s second annual Symposium of Artists and Scholars April 17 at 1:30 p.m.
The symposium, which spotlights student and faculty research and projects from all areas of study, wi... READ MORE >>