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About the Center

The Shirley Conner Hardinge Center for Global and International Studies, enhances the teaching, learning and research of global issues at Hood College. In this endeavor, the center develops innovative ways to educate students in a world where a global perspective and cross-cultural understanding are essential to effective leadership within all academic disciplines. Furthermore, the center provides potential and current Hood College students with a career path focus in the following broadly defined categories: global business and economics, global politics, and global cultures. These three areas also coincide with the three thematic concentrations in the recently launched interdisciplinary global studies major. The center, which was established in 2010 due to the generous gift of Hood alumna Shirley Conner Hardinge, works with multiple offices and departments on campus to prepare students to pursue internships, study abroad experiences, departmental honors papers and curricular initiatives and co-curricular activities that seek to prepare students for their careers.

For more information about the Center for Global and International Studies, please contact the center’s director, Paige Eager, Ph.D., at or 301-696-3699.