From July 2nd to July 7th, 2017, Franklin hosted a five-day, interdisciplinary teaching and research workshop devoted to Border Studies. Co-sponsored by Kenyon College, we were delighted to welcome faculty members from nine of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) schools to campus.

This past April Franklin welcomed a delegation of high school students to participate in a cross-cultural academic experience on campus, where both students and faculty engaged in conversations surrounding media and communications, as part of Franklin’s annual Academic Summit series organized by the Office of Admissions.

On March 1, 2017 Dr. Bernhard Fuhrer, the Executive Director of the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) visited Franklin to present “Dodhar—The Dilemma" a documentary on the social, economic and environmental consequences of outmigration in Nepal, produced by the SNIS. The screening was followed by a lively panel discussion featuring Dr. Fuhrer, as well as Olivia Hayes ‘17 and Trevor Herden ’17 who both majored in International Relations; Genevieve Totten ’18 majoring in Environmental Studies; and Jordan Ricker G’17 who completed a Master of Science in International Management.