CYA Virtual Lecture Series II February 10, 2021
Commemorating its founder, Ismene Phylactopoulou, CYA is delighted to be hosting a special lecture on Education Abroad.
On Wednesday, 10 February 2021, at 12 p.m. (EST) / 7 p.m.
(Athens), guest speaker Brian Whalen, Executive Director of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) and among the most well-known and influential international education leaders, will give a brief history of education abroad and discuss where things are, and where things are going in the field.
The Metamorphoses of Education Abroad
Education abroad has a long past but a relatively short history. Transformative educational journeys to foreign lands resonate deeply in many cultural and intellectual traditions. But only in the past 50 years has education abroad developed as an organized field of higher education.
What is important to know about the history of education abroad as an academic enterprise?
How will the Covid-19 pandemic change this field?
What will education abroad look like in the near and long-term future?
This presentation will encourage sharing of experiences and discussion about what is widely acknowledged to be a high-impact educational practice.
Facilitating the discussion will be former CYA Professor Hal Haskell, a widely published scholar in North American and European journals and an expert in Greek and Latin language and literature and Aegean Bronze Age archaeology.
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G U E S T S P E A K E R
Executive Director of the American International
Recruitment Council (AIRC)
Brian Whalen is Executive Director of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC). Among the most well-known and influential international education leaders, Brian was the President and CEO of The Forum on Education Abroad for a dozen years. He served as resident director in Italy for the University of Dallas and Boston University and was the Senior International Officer at both Marist College and Dickinson College. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Boston University, Brookhaven Community College, Dickinson College, Lesley University, University of Dallas, and the University at Albany.
A widely published scholar, Brian was for 25 years the founding editor of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, the first peer-reviewed international education journal. His publications include commentaries, essays, research articles, and book chapters on a range of topics in international education and psychology. Brian has contributed to many higher education initiatives globally and has participated in national policy level meetings at the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Education, and the White House.
Brian Whalen received his B.A. in psychology from Marist College and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Dallas Institute of Philosophic Studies with a psychology and literature specialization. He earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Finance and Accounting from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
In 2019 Brian received a Centennial Medal from the Institute of International Education for his contributions to the field of international education. He is also a recipient of the W. LaMarr Kopp Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Council of International Education.
D I S C U S S A N T
Professor of Classics
Member of the CYA Academic Advisory Roundtable
Hal Haskell is an expert in Greek and Latin language and literature and a specialist in Aegean Bronze Age archaeology.
Hal first visited Greece in 1971 as an undergraduate, fueling his lifelong passion for Greece and education abroad. After a three-year position at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, he taught at the University of Memphis and Southwestern University until his retirement in 2020. He believes in inspiring students to develop a passion for studying ancient cultures and responding in kind to those passions.
He has excavated in Greece and Turkey, he is a widely published scholar in North American and European journals, and he is the lead author of a book on Late Bronze Age olive oil and wine exchange within the Aegean and beyond.
Hal Haskell received his Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981, his MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974, and his BA from Haverford College in 1972. He and his spouse Dr. Pam Haskell have had the pleasure of teaching at CYA.