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Baruch College Vice Provost for Global Strategies Jeffrey Peck Delivers Keynote Address at The Technical University of Berlin

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NEW YORK, NY-January 16, 2015 - Jeffrey Peck, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Global Strategies & Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College recently delivered the keynote address titled, “Global Strategies for Internationalizing Higher Education and the Role of University Leaders,” at “International Days,” hosted by the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin).

The event was held January 14, 2015 and featured a panel discussion and workshops designed to bring awareness about the diverse and international activities of the Technical University of Berlin. TU Berlin employs the concept of “strategic partnerships” with top universities abroad in their internationalization strategy.

Peck said his participation shows how Baruch’s efforts to globalize the College aligns with similar strategies in many other countries, such as Germany.

“I particularly wanted to address how thinking about notions of diversity and difference, that are so much a part of Baruch's and CUNY's mission, could be applied to the ever increasing diversity in German society reflected in German universities as they think about internationalization,” Peck said.

Opening remarks were presented by Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen, President of TU Berlin and Prof. Dr. Angela Ittel, Vice President of International Education and Teachers.

Dr. Peck also participated in a panel discussion alongside Dr. Dorothea Rland , Secretary General, German Academic Exchange Service; Prof. Giovanni Azzone , Rector , Politecnico di Milano; Prof. Dr. Andreas Zaby , First Vice President, Berlin School of Economics and Law; Prof. Dr. Linda Juang , University of Potsdam; and Prof. Dr. Angela Ittel , Vice President of International and teachers training , TU Berlin.

An educator with wide-ranging academic and administrative experience, Dr. Peck has taught at several universities in both the United States and Canada and has held the Walter Benjamin Chair in German-Jewish Culture and History at Humboldt University in Berlin, where he was also the director of the Leo Baeck Summer University in Jewish Studies. Peck holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley (1979); a master’s degree, also in comparative literature, from the University of Chicago (1974); and a bachelor of arts from Michigan State University (1972) in German, English and history. He is the author of numerous articles on German and Jewish studies and has also written extensively on transnational and global cultural issues.


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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

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