International Scholarships in Higher Education: Pathways to Social Change

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Robin Marsh, Senior Researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Anne Campbell, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Policy & Management, Middlebury Institute for International Studies

 Aryn Baxter, Assistant Research Professor and Director of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Institute of International Studies, Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education, Arizona State University, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Center for Studies in Higher Education

This event will be the West Coast book launch for 'International Scholarships in Higher Education: Pathways to Social Change' (Palgrave MacMillan/Springer Nature, 2017), co-edited by Joan Dassin, Robin Marsh and Matt Mawer. The book explores the multiple pathways from international scholarships to positive social change presenting the latest research on scholarship policy and practice and outcome evaluation. Authors include researchers, evaluators and scholarship program designers and policymakers from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Australia. Four authors will be present at the event to discuss their chapters and their current research on international scholarships and development. The following themes will be highlighted: the role of universities in fostering/inhibiting social change ambitions of scholarship fellows; tensions between scholarship conditionality and individual agency in post-graduation decisions; global migration of talent and concerns over brain drain; and a new approach to researching international scholarships and social change that prioritizes collective outcomes over individual achievement.

 issi@berkely.edu, 510-6420813