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GlobalAustin’s Scholarship Forum– showcasing recipients of scholarships:

Pauline Rivera – A St. Ed’s student, Pauline studied abroad in Jordan during the 2013-14 academic year

Laurel McDonald- A UT Austin student, Laurel studied abroad in Morocco during the 2013-14 academic year

Mirusha Yagrajah – Recipient of the 2014 Joe W. Neal Scholarship, Mirusha is a student, from Canada, studying at The University of Texas at Austin.

Pauline, Laurel, and Mirusha will share with you their experiences of studying in a country other than their home country and the effect it has and will have on their life and their career plans.

Winners of the 2015 GlobalAustin Study Abroad, Cleo Seelinger, and Joe W. Neal Scholarships will be introduced and congratulated – and will share their plans for their study abroad program and how that experience will impact their career plans and future.


  • Sunday, May 3, 2015

  • 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


  • Yarbrough Branch Library
  • 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin

Light refreshments will be provided.

We hope you can join us – Your RSVP appreciated!


“Cuba-U.S. Negotiations: What They Mean for Both Countries”

Speaker: Dr. Margaret Crahan, Director, Cuban Program, Institute for Latin American Studies, Columbia University

Dr. Margaret E. Crahan is a Senior Research Scholar and Director of the Cuba Program at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia University. Until September 2009 she was the Kozmetsky Distinguished Professor and Director of the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward’s University. From 1982-1994 she was the Henry R. Luce Professor of Religion, Power and Political Process at Occidental College and from 1994-2008 the Dorothy Epstein Professor of the City University of New York. She is Vice President of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights and a member of the Boards of St. Edward’s University and the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In 2013 she was recognized by the government of Brazil for her work on human rights. Dr. Crahan has received grants from the Fulbright Program, Social Science Research Council, American Council of Learned Societies, Open Society Foundations, the Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others. She has participated in international missions to Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. She has visited Cuba over 50 times since 1973 for research. Dr. Crahan has published over one hundred articles and books including Human Rights and Basic Needs in the Americas; Religion, Culture and Society: The Case of Cuba; The City and the World: New York’s Global Future and The Wars on Terrorism and Iraq: Human Rights, Unilateralism, and US Foreign Policy (with Thomas G. Weiss and John Goering).

  • Opening Remarks and Introduction by Dr. William P. Glade, Professor Emeritus, Economics and former Director, Institute of Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Thursday, May 7, 2015
  • 5:30pm.


  • Eastview Campus, Austin Community College
  • 3401Webberville Road

RSVP Appreciated (; 512-215-0140)

To reach the Eastview Campus, travel East on 7th Street, turn left on Pedernales (turns into Webberville Road). After crossing Pleasant Valley Road, park in the first parking lot on your right. LOOK FOR THE GlobalAustin SIGNS. OR – travel east on Airport Blvd., turn left on Webberville Road. Park in the lot on the left, just past Thompson Street. LOOK FOR THE GlobalAustin Signs.

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