Diplomacy and Dialogue - Conversation with Kim Cahill, Villanova School of Business

In February, Citizen Diplomacy International held a webinar with special guest Kim Cahill, director of the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership at Villanova University’s School of Business, to speak on the topic of educating responsible global leaders. Cahill has been involved in international education for more than 20 years, and also serves as a member of the MidAtlantic District Export Council, along with receiving a distinguished Fulbright International Education Administrators award in 2015. 

During the webinar, Cahill discussed the Global Citizens Program at Villanova that assists students working on their global leadership skills, as well as their Backpack to Briefcase program that is designed to help students develop soft skills. Freshman students who are in their second semester, have the opportunity to go abroad and do their studies in countries such as China, Japan, Thailand, and other countries in Asia. The purpose of the Citizens Program is to help business students be more diverse in international cultures. 

“We live in a borderless world. Our well-being depends on cooperation,” Cahill said during the webinar.  “This pandemic has spotlighted the vulnerability and importance of international education.”

Article written by Justin McDonell on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association