John Edwin Mroz
Global Leadership Institute

Transforming Today’s Students into Tomorrow’s Global Leaders

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John Edwin Mroz and the EastWest Institute

The John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute is a collaborative partnership between the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs and the EastWest Institute. 

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Our Mission

The mission of the Mroz Institute is to promote essential skills of global fluency and prepare students to become future global leaders through experiential learning opportunities, international mentoring programs, and study abroad opportunities. Our comprehensive and inclusive approach prioritizes global fluency as a part of each student’s academic work and honors the legacy and values of EWI and its founder, John Edwin Mroz. The Mroz Institute seeks to educate new generations about the methods and benefits of Track II diplomacy and promote research and scholarship on its history and impact in the interest of promoting conflict avoidance and resolution, with a special focus on the forty years of work by EWI.


Max Kovalov is an instructor of international studies at the College of Charleston and Bennett Director of the John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute. 

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