Global Competencies: New Methodologies in 21st Century Global and Intercultural Education

Kristin Brunnemer Discussion
Call for Papers
October 26, 2023 to October 29, 2023
Oregon, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Political History / Studies, Teaching and Learning, World History / Studies

In the past decade, an increasing number of colleges and universities have added elements of intercultural and global awareness to their discipline, degree, and course outcomes. Whether titled “intercultural awareness” or “global citizenship,” “intercultural competence” or “global awareness,” these new focal points center on a more international, cross-cultural understanding of the world and its interactions. The American Association of Colleges and Universities, for example, has generated a “Global and Social Responsibility Initiative” that articulates three main outcomes for students in the 21st century:

1.) Become informed, open-minded, and responsible people who are attentive to diversity across the spectrum of differences.

2.) Seek to understand how their actions affect both local and global communities.

3.) Address the world’s most pressing and enduring issues collaboratively and equitably. (AAC&U)

This panel focuses on theories, praxis and methodologies that enable increased competency in intercultural and international studies.

We welcome papers from a range of disciplines, including literature and cinema, history, education & pedagogy, cultural studies, international studies & political science, geography, anthropology, sociology, and composition/rhetoric, Comparative, cross-cultural studies are encouraged as well.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • The challenges and strategies involved in international and global studies
  • The local and the global in conversation
  • Global equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Cross-cultural education and experience
  • Global Citizenship/Awareness outcomes & assessment
  • Programs and extra-curricular initiatives related to global citizenship and awareness
  • Global competency as theory and praxis


For first consideration, please submit an abstract of up to 250 words by May 31, 2023, via the online system at

For other questions, please email panel organizer: Dr. Kristin Brunnemer,



Contact Info: 

Kristin Brunnemer, Ph.D.

Professor of English, Humanities, and Film

Pierce College