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I find the marvelous space-based pictures of Earth and the expansive universe beyond to be a constant reminder that we all share together a small, fragile planet, unbounded by the artificial geographies of our national identities, the economies of social class, or the tyrannies of race, politics, or culture.
cultures yet also to comprehend the complex synergies of our technologically, economically, and politically interdependent modern world. Furthermore, we believe that an applied liberal education, with the applicable skills of critical and moral reasoning, quantitative thinking, and communication abilities, represents the strongest foundation for societal leadership and professional success in times of such dynamic opportunity, challenge, and global change.
IE: In 2003 Rollins opened The China

Center at Rollins College. Why did Rollins choose to open a center on China? How has it influenced the campus community?

ROLLINS: The Rollins China Center arose

at the opportunistic convergence of faculty

expertise, institutional ambition, and available resources, allowing us to move quickly to exploit important individual relationships of our faculty with key academic colleagues to establish partnering associations between Rollins and several leading educational institutions in Shanghai. In terms of seeking international collaborations, it also is helpful that Rollins has been ranked for the past seven years by U.S. News & World Report as the number one “master’s level” university in the South, in that institutional status is an important element in securing meaningful international partnerships. Additionally, we have lived up to our partnering expectations, with the Rollins China Center established in Shanghai and now hosting more than

a hundred Rollins students each year and having a permanent faculty and staff presence. As an example of how these programs have expanded beyond original concepts, next spring a Rollins music professor will spend the semester in Shanghai, and use wideband internet teaching technology to offer a course in ethnomusicology to students here at Rollins and at Southwestern University in Texas.
IE: Did you have any powerful international experiences as a student, professor, or as a higher education administrator that influenced your philosophy about higher education? ROLLINS: Each of us is shaped in both substantive and subtle ways by our own personal experiences and education. In my case, part of my commitment to international education derives from my experience as a graduate student conducting research for most of two years at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, immersed in a strongly Hispanic culture. Since then, through my professional research career, I have had many opportunities to visit and work at research facilities in remote—“radio quiet”—corners of the world. The value of international experiences and perspectives is irreplaceable, and cannot be learned from the comforts of an American classroom. And obviously, as a space scientist, I find the marvelous space-based pictures of Earth and the expansive universe beyond to be a constant reminder that we all share together a small, fragile planet, unbounded by the artificial geographies of our national identities, the economies of social class, or the tyrannies of race, politics, or culture. Truly global citizenship and responsible leadership within this world we share seem prerequisite to our very survival and future prosperity. IE ELAINA LOVELAND is editor-in-chief of IE.

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International Educator - January/February 2012
Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
Finding a Home in Higher Education
Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
New York University Becomes a Global Network University
International Education Fairs
Education Abroad
A View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - From the Editors
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Front Lines
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - In Brief
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - New York University Becomes a Global Network University
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - A View From Out Here
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