Global Residential College

Examine pressing global issues - such as human rights, sustainability, migration and identity - relevant to our increasingly interdependent international community.

Take a close look at internationalization, globalization, and related themes tied to culture, controversies and solutions. Understand the evolution and contradictions of the modern world.

Global College Student Staff

Suphanat Juengprasertsak

Suphanat Juengprasertsak

"Being in Global Res College, It prepared me very well through many activities with classmates and Junior Fellows who live in the same hall. I can explore to understand challenges existing in our world which motivate me to be responsible of solving those problems and creating a vision to improve our global future as a global citizen."

Hometown: Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Majors: civil engineering

Trashawna Herbert

Trashawna Herbert

"My residential college experience was extremely helpful in my transition into college. I was able to look to a network of people who could support me and share similar ideologies as myself. The social justice residential college specifically, created an integrative environment for the controversial perspectives my colleagues and I had on social justice issues around the world. It became a space where I was incredibly comfortable with the members of my hall and where I would create so many unforgettable memories."

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Majors: political science & French

Global College Alumni

Global Residential College

Doug Lebda '92

Frustrated by the process of getting his first mortgage, in 1996 Lebda founded, which revolutionized the way consumers shop for mortgages and how lenders reach new customers.

Speaking of Success: Doug Lebda '92

Foundation Seminar Course Choices

Course Details

  • The Empire of Human Rights
    Prof. Cymone Fourshey, history
    RESC 098 21

  • The Empire of Human Rights
    Prof. Ron Smith, international relations
    RESC 098 22

The Empire of Human Rights

In the second half of the 2010's, violence, instability, and political strife dominate popular media. Numerous states appear on the brink of collapse, and many observers are befuddled by an apparent lack of clear leadership on human rights, foreign policy, multilateral cooperation, and a host of other issues. This course puts the instability and perils of contemporary politics in historical, geographical, and sociological context, providing some structure for students who are alarmed by the apparent dystopia revealed in social media and popular news.

Interested in Global issues? Curious about Human Rights? This course critically engages and challenges assumptions about Human Rights and Justice in the global arena, and brings critical analysis to the topic, while also addressing humanitarian rights regimes.


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