Dr. Gil Latz, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, The Ohio State University

Higher Ed Without Borders interviews Dr. Gil Latz, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, The Ohio State University
Dr. Gil Latz, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, The Ohio State University. This includes serving as President, of Ohio State University Global Gateway Network overseeing offices in Shanghai, Mumbai, and Sao Paulo.
 
Dr. Latz holds a BA from Occidental College, majoring in Religious Studies and English Literature. He earned his Master's and Ph.D. in geography from the University of Chicago. He was a graduate research student at the University of Tokyo and from 2001-02, a Fulbright scholar at the University of Florence.
 
The interview includes the following questions:
 
·      Tell us about your typical week at OSU.  How did you choose to pursue this career and how did your education and background help you succeed in this career?
·      OSU ranks in the top 20 in terms of the number of international students in the university. Can you talk about your international student body? What are the biggest challenges international students face when they come to an institution such as Ohio State?
·      In recent years, OSU has made some deliberate choices to establish offices in India, Brazil, etc.  Why did you select these locations and please explain the purpose of these operations. 
·      We see that OSU has established many agreements around the world.  What are some of your most effective partnerships? 
·      I understand The Ohio State University has a strong belief in the concept of internationalization.  The university has ‘International Strategic Plan which you co-chair. Can you discuss the plan and OSU’s goals?
·      What are some innovative ways that OSU promotes study abroad programs for your domestic students?  Do you have some specific examples or stories of how this experience benefitted some of the American students?
·      You have published widely on internationalization, diversity, community engagement, and global learning for all – and how these areas intersect – as well as the internationalization of higher education in the United States and Asia.  What advice can you give your colleagues worldwide on the importance of global learning and why it's important to their institution?
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Dr. Gil Latz, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, The Ohio State University
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