Global Education in Action

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

EWI is a global network of influential stakeholders committed to and engaged in building trust and preventing conflict around the world. Following a 40-year track record of developing sustainable solutions for today’s major political, economic and security issues, EWI is transitioning its operations to strategic partners, chief among them is the College of Charleston. 

Challenges such as public health, the economy, the environment and sustainability affect everyone, everywhere. The Mroz Institute cultivates the qualities students need to meet these challenges and, through an emphasis on thoughtful practice and mentoring, helps develop students who become international agents of change and global leaders.

To encourage the global acuity required to lead effectively in our diverse and tightly connected world, the Mroz Institute is built upon a comprehensive strategy of international education and experiential learning throughout the College of Charleston’s academic experience. 

The Mroz Institute builds on EWI’s framework of conflict resolution through education and dialogue by positioning the College as a national leader in cross-curricular international education. The partnerships formed and the scholarship nurtured will have a profound and lasting impact on the students, campus and greater community.

Read the EWI press release.

Read the College Today press release.


Strategic Partners

Stimson Center | Observer Research Foundation | Atlantic Council | George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S. China Relations