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  • Global Engagement News

    Check out the newsletter to stay updated on Global Engagement's activities on campus and in Columbus.

  • Partnership with Waseda

    Aiji Tanaka, president of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, visited Ohio State on April 29 to sign renewals of international agreements between the College of Arts and Sciences and Waseda.

  • Buckeyes Cheer on Roma

    #BuckeyesAbroad on European Model of Sport study abroad program traded in their Scarlet and Gray for the Yellow and Red of AS Roma

  • Engagement Awards

    Ohio State – South Africa Antibiotic Stewardship “Train-the-Trainer” mentoring program wins 2019 Distinguished International Engagement Award.

  • Photo Competition Open

    The 2019 International Photography Competition is now accepting submissions from all Ohio State students, staff, faculty and alumni.


Mitch Lerner becomes new director for the Institute of Korean Studies

A talk given by South Korean ambassador, Han Duk-soo was Lerner’s first event, and it was a tremendous success with close to 300 attendees. Lerner believes that the event’s turnout demonstrated that ties between the U.S. and Korea are quite significant in contemporary society.

Lerner will be staying on as associate professor of history at Ohio State’s Newark campus in addition to conducting research and serving as an editor of “Passport,” the newsletter for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations” (SHAFR) for the Mershon Center. The focus of Lerner’s teaching and research is on modern American diplomatic and political history, with an emphasis on US-Korean relations, as well as general American policy in the 1960s.

Lerner has received many honors and awards including:

  • Advisory Board Member, North Korean Document Initiative of the Cold War Internal History Project, Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington (2009)
  • Johnson Foundation Research Grant (2008)
  • Director, American History Documents, North Korean Document Initiative, Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2008-)

International at Ohio State

  • 2015 Best in Show - Fire and Ice (Photography Paul Woo)

    2019 International Photography Competition Open

    All The Ohio State University students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2019 International Photography Competition. All photographs must be the orig ...

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  • Danielle Schoon and Melinda McClimans awards UITL grant

    UITL Grant Supports Tools for Evaluating Gains in Intercultural Awareness

    Danielle V. Schoon, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Melinda McClimans, Middle East Studies Center, were awarded a $2,000 Research and Implementation Grant from the University Instit ...

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