Shirley Conner Hardinge Center for Global & International Studies

The Shirley Conner Hardinge Center for Global and International Studies, enhances the teaching, learning and research of global issues at Hood College. 

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. It 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 interdisciplinary global studies major. The center also houses language programs in French, German and Spanish, and also area studies in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies and Latin American Studies.

The center, 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

Paige Eager, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Global and International Studies
Phone: 301-696-3699.