Last weekend, President Thomas W. Keefe was invited to moderate a panel on globalization among Catholic universities at the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities annual conference in Washington, D.C.
"I was asked to speak because UD is recognized more and more as a university committed to reaching out and engaging the international community, and my recent travels to China, India and Jordan gave me the practical experience to speak on this issue," said Keefe. "We are a unique institution with a nationally-recognized liberal arts program and an emerging College of Business that recently earned AACSB Accreditation."
Keefe took this opportunity to share concerns expressed to him recently by retired Cardinal Christian Tumi of Cameroon about Africa's best and brightest students going to Western countries to study and never returning. He argued in favor of a partnership for international education that provides quality educational opportunities without exploiting third-world countries' intellectual talent.
"Are we working in this global community as collaborators and partners, as human beings invested in each other's welfare and future?" he asked in his closing remarks.