Atifete Jahjaga talking to St. Edward's University student

Perspectives of Global Leaders

The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence welcomed the President of Kosovo to campus. View St. Edward's University campus media coverage.

The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence seeks to deepen understanding of the complex challenges of an increasingly integrated world-

The Kozmetsky Center aims to enrich the intellectual life of St. Edward's University and to serve as a resource for informing the broader public on critical global issues. We facilitate discussions among experts, students, faculty and the broader public in a variety of forums. Past speakers have included American and foreign diplomats, policy makers, university scholars, and leaders of the business, non-profit and cultural communities. We also periodically host short-term resident visiting scholars and practitioners from the United States and around the world to share their expertise and diverse perspectives with the St. Edward’s University community.

The Kozmetsky Center contributes to advancing the mission of St. Edward’s University to educate students from all walks of life and prepare graduates with the tools needed to contribute to a more just world.

Please see www.kozmetskycenter.org for information on additional upcoming and past programs, ZOOM recordings, publications and student educational and professional opportunities.

FALL 2021 Upcoming Events

World Order Nov 2021

The Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St. Edward's University and the Center for European Studies and Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin will co-sponsor our seventh annual “Transatlantic Security Forum” entitled "NATO, Russia, China:  World Order and 21st Century Global Security Challenges” on November 15-17, 2021 with support of the United States Department of Education Title VI National Resource Program. We are delighted to hold this seventh annual session in cooperation with the Public Diplomacy Engagement Division of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO, Research Committee on Geopolitics of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and World Affairs Council Austin.  The forum will provide expert perspectives on implications of shifting global relationships and world order for transatlantic and broader global security.  Among major topics, speakers will assess the impact of COVID19 to include discussion of political systems, values and responsiveness to the pandemic, lessons of the withdrawal from the twenty-year war in Afghanistan, consequences of climate change, weapons proliferation and terrorism, regional clashes and conflicts, cyber and information security, competing visions of world order, geopolitical and security implications of shifting relationships among major powers and other topics of critical relevance to transatlantic and global security.  We are especially interested in facilitating dialogue among a diversity of national and regional experts exploring the most pressing security challenges facing the global community at this critical juncture contributing to deepening understanding of opportunities and obstacles to advancing security cooperation among nations. 

For additional information and registration see: https://kozmetskycenter.org/nato-russia-china-world-order-security/

We will continue to offer the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) lecture series during the Spring 2021 semester.  The CFR Webinars provide an excellent opportunity for students to engage with subject matter experts as well as to hear perspectives of university student colleagues throughout the nation and world community. The Fall 2021 CFR announcement is attached along with instructions to register for the ZOOM sessions.  Please note that times are listed on an Eastern Standard Time schedule and should be adjusted for Central Time for SEU viewers in Austin.  For additional information on the Council on Foreign Relations Fall 2021 programs please see: https://www.cfr.org/academic/academic-programs

The Kozmetsky Center Briefing Series https://kozmetskycenter.org/briefings/ features short policy relevant articles prepared by our US and international speakers based on contributions to SEU campus programs providing a resource for students, academic research and the policy, private sector and civic communities.  Information on virtual global internships, study and seminar opportunities will be posted at our website throughout the academic year.

The Kozmetsky Center looks forward to continuing to support the St. Edward’s University campus during this unprecedented period for our campus community, the nation and broader global society.