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Mei Qu

Nowadays, building international partnerships is no longer just an individual academic's personal issue, but involves a variety of actors who come from ‘government, education or private sectors’ and ‘global, national or local domains’ ( Knight

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Understanding the transnational higher education landscape

Shifting positionality and the complexities of partnership

Viv Caruana and Catherine Montgomery

This article presents a comprehensive review of research on transnational higher education published between 2006 and 2014. It aims to provide an overview of a highly complex field that is both nascent and shifting, with research developing unevenly and concentrated in particular areas. This overview will enable academics working in transnational higher education to place their practice in the wider context of socio-political and cultural discourses. The review adopts the concept of positionality, which defines individuals and/or groups not in terms of fixed identities but by their shifting location within networks of relationships as a means of understanding the changing landscape.

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Penny Welch and Susan Wright

international relations courses. In the first article, Mei Qu explores the role of grassroots administrators in the formation of international partnerships. Her research was carried out in a Danish university that had developed an institution

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Claudia Mitchell

Africa” (co Principal Investigators, Claudia Mitchell and Relebohile Moletsane), supported by International Partnerships for Sustainable Societies (IPaSS) and funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the

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Fatima Khan, Claudia Mitchell, and Marni Sommer

KwaZulu-Natal about visual methodologies; and Karen Mundy from the Global Partnership for Education about girls’ education and international partnerships. Marni Sommer from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, addressed the issue of

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From steward to leader

A decade of shifting roles for the PhD student

Corina Balaban

diversification of actors driving developments in higher education, the expansion of international partnerships, as well as the development of international systems of accountability exercised through standardised assessment and evaluation ( Nerad and Evans 2014

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“It’s Being, Not Doing”

Hospitality and Hostility between Local Faith Actors and International Humanitarian Organizations in Refugee Response

Olivia J. Wilkinson

“culture brokers” or intermediaries who smooth differences between international and local actors. Local–international partnerships mediated by religious structures and affiliations are a basis for the operations of many organizations with links to

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Beyond Colonial Tropes

Two Productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Palestine

Samer Al-Saber

, personal conversation, 24 May 2016, Ramallah. 38 Hans Schmidt, personal interview, 25 August 2011. 39 Ibid. 40 The Al-Kasaba Drama Academy participated in the festival in 2011 and 2013. For more information on the history of Folkwang’s international

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Heather Wurtz and Olivia Wilkinson

caravans that search for lost loved ones; and international partnerships with forensic experts that facilitate the identification of remains through DNA testing. This case study is a prime example of how local faith actors can draw upon religious resources

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Michael McGuire

Américaines en Picardie: Au service de la France dévastée 1917–1924 (Paris, 2002); Michael McGuire, “‘A Highly Successful Experiment in International Partnership’? The Limited Resonance of the American Committee for Devastated France,” First World War