Passing of Dr. Mary Ellen Lane

Dr. Mary Ellen Lane, founding board member and former Vice Chair of the Hollings Center for International Dialogue passed away on November 3, 2019 after battling a long illness. The Hollings Center expresses its sincere condolences to Dr. Lane’s family, friends, and colleagues. In addition to her service to the Center, Dr. Lane served as the…

South Asia Higher Education Symposium: New Regional Approaches

Higher education is often seen as an important investment in dealing with large socioeconomic problems and the key to breaking through barriers to national advancement, economic development, and civil society growth. Home to a quarter of the world’s population, South Asia’s industry and service sectors are growing and creating jobs that require skilled workers. To…

“I Trust You – Voices from Afghanistan and Pakistan” Competition

The Hollings Center for International Dialogue is pleased to announce a video competition, “I Trust You – Voices from Afghanistan & Pakistan” in collaboration with the Media Foundation in Pakistan and Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan. The 90-second video competition aims to build trust, mutual respect, and promote commonalities between the two neighbors through…

Passing of Senator Ernest F. Hollings

Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, Founding Chair of the Hollings Center for International Dialogue, passed away on April 6, 2019 at the age of 97. Senator Hollings served in the United States Senate from 1966 to 2005 and as Governor of the state of South Carolina from 1959 to 1963. The Center extends its sincere condolences…

Seminar: Introduction to Co-operative Development for Refugees and Local Communities

A program that disseminated outcomes from the “Cooperators Without Borders” workshop was held on 26 September 2018 in Gaziantep, Turkey.  The workshop aimed to provide information on how to start cooperative business models for the economically marginalized.  The Center cosponsored the event with Youth Deal Cooperative.  The seminar, co-hosted by ILO, UNWomen, and ASAM, comprised…