To promote international understanding, dissemination of learning, and strengthening of cultural ties, the Tanner Center has worked with a variety of international universities to establish professor-scholar exchanges. These exchanges send University of Utah faculty abroad while bringing professors from around the world to teach and lecture in Utah. This program supports critical exchanges of ideas, values, and traditions, while encouraging Utah faculty members to create important academic connections and partnerships.
We are proud to announce a new professor exchange program with the Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie de Rabat in Morocco. Beginning in fall 2014, The Tanner Center will welcome a professor from the Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie to Utah to teach classes on pressing Middle Eastern topics, while a University of Utah faculty member will spend three weeks teaching in Morocco.
For the second year of our partnership with Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, Professor T. Vijay Kumar joined the Tanner Center and Department of English in fall 2013 to teach a course titled, “The Novel in India.” Dr. Kumar is a Professor of English at Osmania University and joint director of the Osmania University Centre for International Programmes. Professor Arthur Hampson from the University of Utah’s Department of Geography traveled to Hyderabad in spring 2013 to spend a month teaching at Osmania.
The Tanner Center previously welcomed Professor V. Yoga Jyotsna, professor of political science at Osmania College of Women, in fall 2011 to teach a course entitled, “South Asian Security Issues.” Professor Wilfred Samuels from the University of Utah Department of English traveled to Hyderabad in 2011 to teach courses on American literature and assist in planning a conference on African-American literature.