CAPA has actioned our locator plan as a result of the incident in Paris last night. At this point, we have no reason to believe any of our students are involved. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected.
CAPA’s publications are intended to enrich learning, teaching and research for all of us aspiring to be thoughtful and curious contributors to critical discussions in a complex world. The mission of our series of Occasional Publications is to expand the discourse of education abroad and, in so doing, to challenge conventional orthodoxies and unexplored assumptions. CAPA also partners with the University of Minnesota in the production of a biennial journal on career integration in study abroad.
These publications address the fact that education abroad is a curious profession. We are simultaneously practitioners and scholars obliged to juggle administrative, intellectual and academic imperatives. In recent years, we have become significantly more adept at administration: “how” we construct our programs. In pursuing those necessary imperatives, we have tended to lose sight of some educational and intellectual questions: “why” we do what we do.
Our broad objective is, therefore, to create space for reflection on, and discussion of, themes and topics that broaden focus beyond practical and administrative issues. We take the view that international education is enriched through introspection and review of conventional agendas. We believe that we have an educational responsibility to think about topics that impact upon the world in which our students live.
These publications, broadly, resonate with our core learning and development objectives and reflect the subject matter of CAPA Symposia. We have chosen to analyze and explore issues related to globalization, urban experience, social dynamics and diversity. These themes are reflected in collections of diverse essays that offer trans-disciplinary and, often, conflicting perspectives on urban studies, cosmopolitanism, nation and memory, war and study abroad, human rights, and civil rights.
We welcome you to download our publications and join the discussions at our next Symposium.
The diverse essays in this volume examine the idea that “civilization” has been transformed and made problematic through the impact of globalization in its many contested manifestations, thus requiring us to look beyond neighborhood, nation or region, and address the perplexing area of globalization that has, in one way or another, become central to the discourse of education abroad.