The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) is an active network of the many people, offices, programs and committees at SUNY Oswego that promote scholarly and creative collaborations to expand world awareness, deepen intercultural understanding, and foster respect for diversity and difference.

The Institute provides a venue for interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaborations, supports scholarly and creative activities, encourages professional development and student learning, secures funding for initiatives, and recognizes excellence in global engagement for creating a better world.

Upcoming Events

"Year Of"

IGE's "Year Of" program features a different country every year through a planned series of academic and cultural events. The goal is to expose members of the campus and local communities to a more nuanced view of the selected country, beyond stereotypes and media representations, in order to foster cultural awareness, respect for difference, and a greater understanding of ourselves and others in the world. The program includes opportunities such as lectures, visiting scholars, artist residencies, student exchanges, and special seminars. Countries featured so far include Brazil, India, Korea and Turkey. 2020-2022 will be Year of First Nations.

How to Get Involved

Membership in the Institute includes anyone contributing to internationalization at SUNY Oswego through related programs, committees, or other projects. If you’re interested in joining IGE or would like to get involved, please contact Ulises A. Mejias, Director, or Najah Zaaeed, IGE Fellow.

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Najah Zaaeed
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