Sunday, September 25, 2022

Lectures, Film Mark 25 Years of International Study for W&M Reves Center

reves anniversaryAs its 25th anniversary year draws to a close, the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William & Mary will celebrate with a series of events this week.

The lineup includes William & Mary alumna Ellen Stofan, a planetary geologist and chief scientist at NASA. Stofan has completed research on the geology of Earth, Venus, Mars and Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.

The winner of Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, she will give a lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday in Tucker Hall, room 127A.

At noon Friday, William & Mary will show a film commemorating the history of the Reves Center in Commonwealth Auditorium in the Sadler Center.

James Goldgeier, dean of American University’s School of International Service, will give a lecture Friday evening, with the topic “Can the liberal international order survive?” It will address China’s challenge to U.S. dominance and America’s role a superpower in the face of upheaval worldwide.

Goldgeier will speak at 3 p.m. in Commonwealth Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Chesapeake Ballroom.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

The Reves Center was founded in 1989 to further international learning, teaching, research and community involvement at the school. Wendy Reves established the office in memory of her husband Emery, the author of “The Anatomy of Peace,” and the Reves Center endeavors to carry on the couple’s commitment to achieving world peace through understanding.

It supports and promotes that understanding by giving students and faculty the chance to learn from global experiences and perspectives, in the form of education abroad, an international community of students and faculty at William & Mary, and programs to teach and build relationships.

To learn more, visit the Reves Center website.

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