Centers of Excellence

Cross is Panelist for Talks on NATO Expansion

In May, Sharyl Cross, director of the Kozmetsky Center, spoke on a panel at the Wilson Center focused on NATO expansion and European security, which aired on C-SPAN.

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NATO Representative Speaks on Campus

In April, Mari Skaare, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security visited campus and spoke on women and global security issues.

Kozmetsky Center Hosts Balkan Leaders

In February, the Kozmetsky Center hosted distinguished leaders from the nations of Southeast Europe. They shared perspectives on security and economic circumstances in their countries, and explored opportunities for building academic cooperation in the region with St. Edward’s and associations in Austin.

Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance

The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance was created to gather people and resources so as to better understand an increasingly interdependent and interconnected world. The center brings attention to the growing reality that national economies and societies impact one another.

We do this through activities such as:

  • Welcoming experts, scholars and leaders to campus for lectures, classroom visits and panel discussions open to the public
  • Supporting collaborative global engagement projects that enhance the international experience of St. Edward's University students
  • Hosting short-term leading visiting scholars and practitioners

Our mission is to make an impact far beyond the campus of St. Edward's through interdisciplinary scholarly activities and in international forums. We seek to benefit our students and the broader community by advancing understanding to tackle the challenges of an increasingly integrated world.

Our Focus

Tracking and analyzing critical global economic, social and political trends, and promoting social justice through informed public policies.

Student Activities

The Kozmetsky Center supports student learning in a variety of ways, including holding meetings and discussions with international experts. Our goal is to prepare students to better grasp national and international economic, social and political complexities and their local consequences, and to encourage students to take an active role in shaping society in an increasingly globalized world.

University Role

St. Edward’s University supports the Kozmetsky Center in hosting discussions concerning critical national and international policy issues, thereby taking a leading role among peer institutions in advancing understanding among societies, cultures and nations.

Our Founders

The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance was established through a $3 million gift from Ronya Kozmetsky and her late husband, George, to St. Edward’s University.

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