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cellor for NYU Abu Dhabi, boast of creating Sexton, seated in his office atop red sand“the world’s honors college” in the Middle stone Bobst Library with a red-tailed hawk East emirate. NYU and its Abu Dhabi patron nesting outside his window, said the concept flew several hundred high school seniors to of the global network university is still evolvthe emirate for weekend visits before admiting, but like a Polaroid picture becoming ting the first class of 149, one-third American. clearer over time. It is not, he emphasized, The median SAT verbal and math scores were merely a hub-and-spoke arrangement or set 1470. NYU Abu Dhabi in May awarded $16 of affiliated branches. “We see the univermillion over five years for four joint-faculty sity as an organism, a circulatory system” for research projects that will be based in Abu faculty and students to move between contiDhabi and deal with climate modeling, comnents for learning and research, Sexton said. puter security and privacy, cloud computing, He recalled a conversation over breakfast at and computational physics. Sexton has promChequers with then Chancellor of the Excheised that all of NYU’s overseas operations will quer of Britain Gordon Brown, who remarked be self-sustaining and won’t siphon resources that NYU’s ambitious conception brought to mind the Italian Renaissance “and the way the Mercedes Moya, an american raised in from Washington Square. Vice Provost for Globalization and talent class moved among Milan and Venice Paris majoring in politics and Italian, spent her first year at the nYu center Multicultural Affairs Ulrich Baer presides and Florence and Rome.” That captures in a in Florence. over NYU’s 10 global academic centers for nutshell “the world view in which we see oureducation abroad in Accra, Ghana; Berselves operating,” said Sexton. The peripatetic Sexton had just returned from a 12-day journey lin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; London, to Abu Dhabi, Singapore, South Korea, and Abu Dhabi again. A England; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Brooklyn native, Sexton was schooled by the Jesuits at Fordham Shanghai, China, and Tel Aviv, Israel. Two sites are planned for SydUniversity to be a professor of religion, then retooled at Harvard ney, Australia, and Washington, D.C., and Sexton expects to open Law School as a legal scholar. He has played a multitude of parts— two more in South America and South Asia. With Abu Dhabi— champion high school debate coach, clerk to the Chief Justice of the United States, law school dean, and chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is wont to quote Teilhard de Chardin, Martin Buber, Diogenes (“I am a citizen of the world”), and Charley Winans, his mentor and faculty legend at Brooklyn Prep.
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Seeking an Edge in Global Talent Competition
Sexton believes NYU has gained an edge in a global competition for talent, such as the prominent economist it landed by offering to let him teach every fourth year in Abu Dhabi, closer to his wife’s family in Pakistan. He can envision the future Shanghai campus luring a world-class mathematician with aging parents in China. Already Sexton and Alfred Bloom, vice chan-

ulrich Baer, vice provost for globalization and multicultural affairs, says nYu is “just starting to grasp what it means to operate globally like most corporations do.”

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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 - Contents
International Educator - January/February 2012 - From the Editors
International Educator - January/February 2012 - 3
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 - Finding a Home in Higher Education
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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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