This international scholarly colloquium is a partnership between the Center for the Study of Canada at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America, and the College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.
Center for the Study of Canada, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh (SUNY Plattsburgh) is distinguished by its reputation for excellence in academic programming and professional outreach engagement. The Center for the Study of Canada, established in 1975, is at the forefront of this effort. The Center (which is complimented by our Canadian Studies academic program dating back to 1967, and our Institute on Quebec Studies, launched in 2005) is dedicated to promoting and providing comprehensive scholarly professional development programs to academic (K-16), government and business constituents. The only United States Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center on Canada (since 1983) and partner with the Department of State and Fulbright Canada in the Youth Ambassador Program with Canada, our Center champions innovative Canada-focused curricular, research, scholarship, and program outreach initiatives.
SUNY Plattsburgh is a residential, comprehensive liberal arts and sciences college located in the lakeshore city of Plattsburgh (population of 35,000) in northern New York state. Situated on Lake Champlain, bordering the Adirondack Park, and within a half hour's drive of Canada, SUNY Plattsburgh is a vibrant campus community with some 6,050 undergraduate and graduate students representing 63 countries from the international community.
Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America, Fulbright Canada
The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada) is a binational, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange. Fulbright Canada provides support to students, scholars, teachers, and independent researchers through a variety of programs, which are open to individuals in all academic fields with the exception of medical training.
The mandate of Fulbright Canada is to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America by providing research support to outstanding individuals. In doing so, Fulbright Canada aims to grow intellectual capacity, increase productivity, and assist in the shaping of future leaders. Since 1990, over 1500 students and scholars have participated in Fulbright Canada's prestigious residential, academic and cultural exchange program. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Fulbright Canada in 2015, the Foundation has been engaging many key stakeholders and launching a series of events entitled "Challenging the Boundaries of Knowledge".
The College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
The College of Social Sciences is engaged in a broad range of research endeavors that address fundamental questions about human behavior and the workings of local, national and international political, social, economic and cultural institutions. Its vibrant student-centered academic climate supports outstanding scholarship through internships, and active and service learning approaches to teaching that prepare students for the life-long pursuit of knowledge. One of 18 colleges and schools at UH Mānoa, CSS is among the largest of UH Mānoa's units, providing one-sixth of student semester hours. Twelve academic programs including Anthropology, Communication/Journalism, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Policy, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning, and Women's Studies, provide opportunities to immerse students in their fields of study through community engagement. The college enjoys a reputation as a truly international institution, preparing graduates to be citizens of the world - globally oriented, and yet ready and eager to live by the values imparted. International partnerships, programs, and activities enrich the experience and studies of local students, faculty, staff and visitors. With a viable presence in the Asia Pacific Region, CSS is extending its reach and increasing collaboration throughout the globe.