2023 NU SSH Graduation

From June 9–14, 2023, a delegation from UW–Madison traveled to Astana, Kazakhstan, to participate in the Nazarbayev University School of Sciences and Humanities (NU SSH) spring 2023 graduation. The delegation consisted of Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the International Division, Professor Barry Gerhart; UW-NU Partnership Faculty Director, Professor David McDonald; International Division Director of External Relations, Maj Fischer; and IPO Director, Dr. Elise Ahn.

Global Health Institute 2023 Advisory Committee Meeting/Retreat

On August 8, 2023 On August 8, 2023, more than 40 advisory members, GHI staff, and friends attended the Global Health Institute’s (GHI) Advisory Committee Meeting/Retreat at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. This included a number of representatives from the International Division (Dean and Vice Provost Fran Vavrus, Chief of Staff Nikki Davis, External Relations Director, Maj Fischer, and IPO Director Elise Ahn). 

Wisconsin in the World Lunch and Learn

In this lunch and learn, different campus and community contributors to the “Wisconsin in the World: Internationalization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison” book project will be sharing about their work (past, present, and future) through an information fair and a networking buffet lunch, which will then be followed by a panel discussion.

Collaborations: Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series

A team of UW students, alumni, and (former) faculty and academic staff have updated the Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series (RAILS) — interactive language lessons based on documentaries and interviews about Russian culture and history.

Bringing the Wisconsin Idea to Yemen

Representatives from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Engineers Without Borders International (EWB), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) held a webinar on June 23 with attendees from around the world to discuss their recent cooperation in Yemen to fight the …

Discussing the Global Impact of UW–Madison

From April 15–17, the Wisconsin Alumni Association organized the 50-year anniversary of the UW Class of 1970 and invited members of the International Division to participate in a panel discussing UW’s global impact. The virtual …

Uzbekistan Education Roundtable 2021

On April 7, 2021, Dr. Elise Ahn, Director, IPO, participated in a roundtable hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce in partnership with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Higher and Secondary-Specialized Education to discuss UW–Madison’s current …