Global-Local Initiatives Issues Calls for Speakers and Proposals

Call for Keynote Speaker for the U.S.-Mexico Binational Lecture Series
The second annual U.S.-Mexico Binational Lecture Series between Loyola Marymount University, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City and the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles will take place in a virtual environment next Spring 2021. The topic of next year’s interdisciplinary lecture will focus on how COVID-19 has reshaped relationships between Mexico and the United States with a preference for one or more of the following topics: migration/refugees, public health, political participation or social mobility. LMU Faculty are invited to apply to present their research or creative scholarship by completing an application no later than Friday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. that requires a title, abstract, and a tentative outline of the proposed keynote address. Information about the inaugural U.S.-Mexico lecture held at LMU this past spring can be found here. Questions can be directed to Maria Melendrez, Program Associate for Global-Local Initiatives, at

Call for Applications for the Inaugural Cohort of Global-Local Curriculum Fellows
Vice Provost for Global-Local Initiatives, Dr. Roberta Espinoza, is excited to announce a new initiative. Faculty seeking to add a significant global component or dimension to an existing course to be taught in Fall 2021 are invited to apply for the Global-Local Curriculum Fellows Program. The goal of the new initiative is to encourage and support global learning across LMU’s academic curriculum. The program offers faculty from all disciplines, schools, and colleges an opportunity to modify and reimagine their course content and teaching techniques to provide students enhanced opportunities to think internationally and locally. Faculty fellows will be required to meet four times during Spring 2021 (February-May on Fridays), including self-guided professional development modules, to explore intentional ways to globalize students’ classroom experiences to prepare them for success in today’s diverse and interconnected world. Applications that provide greater detail on all the fellowship requirements are due no later than Friday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. and those selected as Fellows will receive a $1,500 stipend. Questions can be directed to Roberta Espinoza, Vice Provost for Global-Local Initiatives, at