Global reach

TJ Boisseau

In 1945, Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas introduced legislation to use funds from surplus war materials to support a new international educational exchange program dedicated to supporting peaceful relationships between the United States and other countries. More than 380,000 scholars – approximately 8,000 per year – and 155 nations have participated in the Fulbright […]

A faithful partnership

Don Mitchell and Pope Francis

As someone who has practiced both religions at points in his life, Donald Mitchell is uniquely qualified to serve as an intermediary between Buddhists and Catholics. The professor emeritus of philosophy has long participated in dialogues between the two faith groups, and more recently undertook what he described as a capstone project in interreligious cooperation. […]

Stating their case

Purdue debate

As a student at Loyola Marymount University, James Mollison became a nationally successful debate competitor without any of the resources available to those at bigger programs. “Me and my partner were the third-place team in the nation in policy debate, and we didn’t have any coaches. We didn’t even have a team,” Mollison said. “It […]