Loyola Marymount University has partnered with the New York-based World Policy Institute to create an interdisciplinary research and academic center focused on global affairs, the organizations jointly announced Monday.
The World Policy Institute at LMU will be part of the university’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. Political Science professor Michael Genovese, who holds the Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies, will serve as president of the institute, according to the organizations.
“This expansion is just the beginning of what we hope will be a long and fruitful partnership between WPI and LMU, one that allows both institutions to expand their influence and create new relationships,” said Joseph A. Cari Jr., chairman of the World Policy Institute board of directors.
The World Policy Institute at LMU will develop “distinct initiatives around the trends and issues driving policy across the globe, beginning with programs on the Pacific Rim, national security and governance,” according to the university and WPI.
“This partnership provides an extraordinary opportunity to expand our presence on the East Coast, and to advance our own mission of creating opportunities for students to engage with diverse global audiences and gain a strong foundation for applying their academic education to the current global, social and economic environment,” said Robbin D. Crabtree, dean of LMU’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts.
Founded in 1911, LMU is the largest Jesuit Catholic university in the Southwest, with more than 6,000 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students.
— City News Service
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